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Pierce Leads Winston Plywood & Veneer

From: Panel World Editors

Winston Plywood & Veneer announced that Jon Pierce now serves as President and is overseeing startup and operation of the company’s new plywood mill in Louisville, Miss.

“I have known Jon as a friend and colleague for many years and can say without hesitation, he’s the right man for the job,” states New Wood Resources CEO Kurt Liebich.

Pierce is a longtime member of the Atlas Holdings and New Wood Resources’ family. He was previously president of Olympic Panel Products in Shelton, Wash.

“His (Pierce’s) approach at Olympic was simple; he supported his team by making the safety of every associate his top priority, each and every day. He understands our workplace from the bottom up, having started his career as a project manager over two decades ago. At each stop in his career, his company has been a stronger, safer and more profitable place than when he arrived,” Liebich adds.

Pierce received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University.

Pierce takes over the Winston Plywood role from Liebich, who had been overseeing the plywood mill since Dr. Richard Baldwin’s retirement in September.

“Winston Plywood is the finest plywood facility in North America. Our future is bright,” states Liebich, who will continue his role as New Wood Resources CEO.

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