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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 sector." 

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 visit:  http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/connect/forumslectures/distlect05/index.htm. 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.



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