Weyerhaeuser CIO appointment follows naming of new CEO
The Weyerhaeuser Co. has appointed Kevin Shearer as vice president of information technology and chief information officer, effective May 1.
Shearer, who joined Weyerhaeuser in 1980, has served as the firm's vice president of IT business operations since 2007.
The move is the third major corporate appointment for the Federal Way, Wash.-based forest products firm in less than a week. On April 17 the Weyerhaeuser board of directors named Daniel Fulton president and chief executive officer. Futon, who has been serving in the role of president since Jan. 1, assumes the role of CEO from Steven Rogel, who will remain as chairman in a non-executive capacity. Fulton joined Weyerhaeuser in 1975 and was president and CEO at several subsidiary entities including Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. and Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors Inc.
Fulton, who has served as the president and CEO of WREC since 2001, will also join the Weyerhaeuser board.
University of Washington president Mark Emmert was also announced last week as a new member of the Weyerhaeuser board, effective June 1.
Weyerhaeuser is one of the world's largest pulp and paper firms. The firm, which employs more than 40,000 workers in 13 countries, is also the largest private owner of softwood timberland in the world and second-largest in the United States.