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David Bell, v. 404 894-9592,
George Weyerhaeuser from Weyerhaeuser Company to speak at
CPBIS Distinguished Lecture Series
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, February 11, 2005 -(PRNewswire)-- This
Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) event will take place on
February 25, 2005 from 11:00-12:30 pm EST. Mr. Weyerhaeuser,
Senior Vice President of Technology will speak on "Technology
Deployment in the Forest Products Industry".
Mr. Weyerhaeuser will discuss the current state of research and
development in the pulp and paper industry. He will also
reflect on some of the history of new technology at Weyerhaeuser
and the constraints on technology creation, transfer, and
deployment in general for the paper industry. Jim McNutt,
Executive Director of CPBIS notes that, "Without commercialization
of technology we sacrifice new knowledge and new thinking in the
workplace, and we face a bleak future; as would any industry
George H. Weyerhaeuser Jr., serves as Senior Vice President,
Technology, responsible for Corporate Research and Development at
Weyerhaeuser Company. Weyerhaeuser is chair of the University
of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry Advisory Council. He
is a board member of the Institute of Forest Biotechnology.
He is a director of Clearwater Management Company and the Thea Foss
Waterway Public Development Authority. He serves as chairman
for the Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary
Art. George also serves as the founding Chairman of the CPBIS
Board of Executives.
Weyerhaeuser joined the Weyerhaeuser Company in Dierks, Arkansas in
1978 where he held various positions including technical forester
and contract logger administrator before becoming sawmill
supervisor in 1980. He moved to the Valliant Oklahoma operations in
1981 where he assumed several company roles before being named vice
president and mill manager for Containerboard in 1987. In 1990,
Weyerhaeuser moved to Corporate Headquarters in Federal Way to
become vice president, manufacturing for Weyerhaeuser pulp &
paper businesses. He served as president and chief executive
officer of Weyerhaeuser Canada from June 1993 to May 1998.
Weyerhaeuser received his bachelor's degree in
Philosophy/Mathematics from Yale University in 1976 and a masters
of science from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in 1986. Weyerhaeuser's great, great
grandfather was Frederick Weyerhaeuser, one of the Weyerhaeuser
Company founders in 1900.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is offered live in the Institute
of Paper Science and Technology's Kress Auditorium and by live and
archived webcast. For more information on the Distinguished
Lecture Series or to register for the FREE webcast please
The lectures are co-sponsored by CPBIS and the Institute of Paper
Science and Technology (IPST) at Georgia Tech.
About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies
(CPBIS) is research led, business focused. It is a globally
recognized and industry-valued academic center, creating knowledge
and tools that support paper industry decision-makers, and
producing interdisciplinary graduates who contribute to the
long-term success of the paper industry. The CPBIS is cosponsored
by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of
Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.