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ARAUCO announced important leadership changes for the North American market, naming Russ Jordan as President of Arauco North America, reporting to Pablo Franzini, the President of Arauco’s Global Wood Business.
Jordan is in his 19th year with Arauco and recently served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Logistics. During his tenure in North America, he has held numerous leadership roles for all of Arauco’s commercial segments. "Russ' leadership has been crucial in establishing Arauco's longstanding customer relationships," Mr. Franzini said. "We are excited about the future for our partners and our North American team.”
In conjunction with Russ Jordan's appointment, John Atkinson has been named Vice President of Sales. Atkinson, formerly the National Panels Sales Director, just completed 20 years with Arauco, serving in various commercial leadership roles.
Additionally, Matt Swinnie has been named Vice President of Operations. Swinnie recently served as Vice President of Human Resources, Environmental, Health & Safety, and has held other leadership roles within operations and finance during his twelve-year tenure with Arauco.
"I am extremely excited to have John and Matt lead our North American Sales and Operations teams," said Jordan. "Both are outstanding leaders who will continue to dedicate relentless efforts to better serve our customers, our suppliers, and our colleagues."