Rainier Veneer, Inc., Spanaway, Wash., announced that Plant Manager Jim Herold retired the first of June after 25 years as manager. Previously Herold worked at Roseburg Forest Products where he was plant manager of the Dillard plywood mill. He began his career at RFP after graduating from Oregon State University in 1974.
Rainier Veneer was plant built in 1992 on a 60 acre location 20 miles south of Tacoma. It became one of the largest softwood veneer manufacturing companies throughout the West Coast.
As good as he was a plant manager, Herold was an even better athlete. He was a champion wrestler at Astoria High School and Pacific University in the early 1970s. He transferred to Oregon State University to complete an impressive academic career, graduating in 1974.
Herold plans to travel and spend time with his family during retirement.
Brad Thorlakson, President and CEO of Tolko Industries, has announced that Pino Pucci, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics will assume a newly created interim role as Tolko’s Chief Operating Officer. “This role has been created to support our succession planning process, as Pino will eventually succeed me as President & CEO,” Thorlakson says. “Pino’s proven leadership experience, significant focus on people and culture, and his alignment with our values make him the perfect…
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