Organizational Changes Announcement

General Manager – Specialty Products Business Unit

We are pleased to announce that Jason Gobel, currently Product Marketing Director – East Business Unit, has been appointed to the position of General Manager – Specialty Products Business Unit, effective December 1st, 2020.  Jason replaces Jim Canter who has acted as interim GM since last year.  Jim will remain with the Specialty Products business and has been appointed to the role of Sales Manager – Specialty Products.  Jason will join the Senior Leadership Team and help drive the NWH improvement strategy while specifically holding accountability for the profitability and growth of the Specialty Products BU.

Jason’s career began with the company in 2004, starting in a North American sales support role.  He has held roles of increasing responsibility since joining the company, including International Sales, West Coast Account Manager, Southwest Region Sales Manager, and most recently Product Marketing Director – East BU. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Slippery Rock University.

 

General Manager – International Business Unit

We are pleased to announce that Jed Miller, currently Product Marketing Director – West Business Unit, has been appointed to the position of General Manager – International Business Unit, effective December 1st, 2020.  Jed replaces Mark Schweizer, Vice President – Marketing & Strategy, who has acted as interim GM since last year.  Jed will join the Senior Leadership Team and help drive the NWH improvement strategy while specifically holding accountability for the profitability and growth of the International BU.

Jed has more than 28 years of experience in both the domestic and international sectors of the industrial wood products industry.  He brings extensive experience in business-to-business sales and new market development.  Prior to his role as Product Marketing Director, Jed had spent several years developing the European, Middle East and African markets for Northwest Hardwoods.  Jed holds a B.S. in Forest Management, with a focus on Marketing and Economics from the University of Washington.

 

About NWH

NWH is the largest United States manufacturer of North American hardwood lumber based on sawmill capacity, with a current estimated annual hardwood lumber capacity of approximately 320 million board feet. Its North America operations include 20 facilities that produce over 20 species of domestic hardwoods. The Company serves more than 2,000 active customers across over 60 countries.