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Roseburg Promotes Ramm, Orozco

Tony Ramm (left) and Nadine Orozco have been promoted at Roseburg Forest Products.

Roseburg Forest Products reports that Tony Ramm has accepted the role of senior vice president of manufacturing, effective April 8, and that Nadine Orozco was promoted to director of strategic business development, effective March 18.

Ramm will drive an increased emphasis on the sustainable, long-term success of the manufacturing side of Roseburg’s wood products business.

Ramm first joined Roseburg in May 2014 as plant manager at Riddle Plywood and moved through roles of progressive responsibility on the operations side of the business. 

He was named vice president of human resources in June 2023 and was promoted to senior vice president of human resources in December 2023.

“Tony’s deep manufacturing experience and operational acumen will be vital as Roseburg shifts focus from the construction and startup phase at our newer plants and capital investment projects to the long-term successful operation of our manufacturing assets,” says Roseburg President and CEO Stuart Gray. 

“His past year with Human Resources adds another important dynamic and will be extremely beneficial as we embrace the future of manufacturing and the rapid pace of evolution in our industry.”

As a result of the restructuring, Jake Elston, former SVP of operations, has left the company to pursue other opportunities. 

“Roseburg is sincerely grateful to Jake for his contributions to our manufacturing business,” says Gray. “We wish him the best in the next phase of his life and career.” 

Roseburg has reinstated the chief operations officer position vacated last year when Gray was named President and CEO of the company. 

Effective April 8, the manufacturing, sales and marketing, human resources, and engineering teams will report to the COO.

During the transition, President of Roseburg Resources Scott Folk will serve as interim chief operations officer, while the company conducts an internal and external search for a permanent COO to work closely with operations leaders in tackling Roseburg’s biggest challenges and driving results.

Chief of Staff Cybelle White will provide executive oversight and support to human resources and environmental, health, and safety leaders while the company conducts an internal and external search for a permanent VP of HR. 

Doug Asano, SVP of sales and marketing, will report to the COO, as will Jim Salchenberg, senior director of engineering and operations assets.

Orozco has served as manager of strategic business development since Jan. 1, 2022, and has been deeply involved in key company projects, including the recent sale of Roseburg’s Simsboro, Lousiana, particleboard plant to Kronospan and the company’s historic $700 million investment in Oregon manufacturing.

“Nadine has shown tremendous growth as a leader in her time at Roseburg,” says Roseburg’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs Eric Geyer.

“She understands our business, our culture, and our goals. She has the knowledge and strategic mindset necessary to succeed in her new role. I am excited to see her continued growth and increased responsibility.”

Orozco will lead the execution of Roseburg’s strategic initiatives to drive company growth, diversification, and profitability. 

She will facilitate internal and external teams to develop, evaluate, and oversee projects including acquisitions and partnerships, while providing strategic analysis for the company’s executive team and Board of Directors.

Orozco joined Roseburg in October 2012, after earning her master’s degree in wood science and engineering from Oregon State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management from Northland College. 

During her time with Roseburg, she has held positions of increasing responsibility within manufacturing operations, sales and marketing, sustainability, corporate compliance, and business development.

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