Professional of the Year - Forest Products/Timber

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Paul M. Tweiten

Title: President
Industry: Forest Products
Type of Organization: Wholesale Export
Major Product/Service: International trade of logs and lumber; Exporting timber and lumber overseas
Expertise: Mr. Tweiten has over 42 years experience and has been with the current business for 14 years. He is responsible for log purchasing and sales including coordinating container loading, trucking and shipment. Mr. Tweiten specializes in containerized business, marketing, acquisitions, engineering and the management of timber lands. He is extremely experienced, having worked within the timber industry in the Pacific Northwest, Mid-West, Alaska and Russia.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
University/Degree: B.S., Forest Management, University of Washington, 1974; Additional studies in Forest Engineering and Wood Technology
Born: Alaska
Hobbies/Sports: Hunting, fishing, camping
Work History: Previously, Mr. Tweiten assisted numerous log lumber businesses in Russia regarding exports to Japan, Korea and other countries. He began his career with Chugach Forest Products in Anchorage, Alaska serving as a Timber Division Manager from 1986 through 1992, then becoming an Operations Manager with Keweenaw Land Association, Ltd. from 1992 through 1995. From 1995 through 1996 Mr. Tweiten served as a General Manager with Pioneer Group, Boston, Massachusetts. He was a Manager of Russian Operations from 1996 through 2002 and Manager of Clallam Operations from 2000 through 2002, with Rayonier International Forest Products of Hoquiam, Washington. From 2003 through 2004, he was an Operations Manager with Munro LLC of Port Angeles, Washington. Mr. Tweiten has been the President of Pacific Forest Products since 2003.
Honors & Awards: Exceptional Performance Award, 2000, 2001; Superior Performance Award, 1999; High Performance Award, 1998; Rayonier, Inc.
Published Works: 1 book, "Far Eastern Overexposure"