Plum Creek Announces Executive Promotion

By Beacon Staff

COLUMBIA FALLS – Plum Creek Timber Co. has promoted a manager to a vice presidency overseeing the company’s 10 manufacturing operations and all of Plum Creek’s Montana timberlands.

Tom Ray has been a Plum Creek manager in Columbia Falls and will remain there in his new position.

Ray joined Plum Creek in 2001 after working for the Georgia-Pacific wood products company. He attended Oregon State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in forest engineering.

Plum Creek spokeswoman Kathy Budinick says the vice presidency is a new position.

Seattle-based Plum Creek is the nation’s largest owner of private land. The company’s 10 manufacturing facilities in the Northwest make wood products.

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