New Chief Financial Officer at Potlatch Corporation

Published on : Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Potlatch logoPotlatch Corporation announced that Jerald W. Richards has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the company effective September 1, 2013. He replaces Eric Cremers who was recently promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer for Potlatch.


Richards, 45, joins Potlatch from Weyerhaeuser Company, where he had been employed since 2002, most recently as Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Weyerhaeuser, Richards served in various audit positions with KPMG LLP where he worked with a number of forest products companies including Potlatch.


Richards holds a degree in business with an emphasis on accounting from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.


Potlatch Corporation is a verified leader in sustainable forestry. With approximately 1.4 million acres certified to FSC standards, they grow trees, sell timber, and manufacture solid wood products. Since 1903, they have sought the common ground that enables us to unlock the value of our lands while conserving our forests for generations to come.


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