Roseburg Forest Products is pleased to announce that Jake Elston will join the company as Senior Vice President of Operations on Feb. 18, 2019. In his new role, Elston will be responsible for all Roseburg manufacturing operations, including both industrial and structural products.
Elston has an established and respected reputation in the wood products industry, with 23 years of experience in manufacturing and operations. He began his career as a superintendent and technical director at Willamette Industries, became manufacturing director for Weyerhaeuser Co.’s North American Composites Business, and moved on to Arauco North America, where he served most recently as Vice President of Operations.
Elston served seven years as an aviator, mission commander and flight instructor for the U.S. Navy. He earned an MBA from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
“We are thrilled to have Jake join the executive team at Roseburg,” Roseburg President and CEO Grady Mulbery said. “His extensive history with wood products, including broad national and international experience, allows us to structure our executive leadership to maximize opportunities for continued growth and development.”
Elston will work closely with Roseburg’s Ashlee Cribb, who has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for the sales, marketing and logistics functions, and the supply chain initiatives for the company.
“While the face of the company remains unchanged in the marketplace, our internal ability to leverage the strengths and collaboration that Jake and Ashlee bring to the table will propel Roseburg to continued success in future opportunities,” Mulbery said.