Weyerhaeuser Company logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Weyerhaeuser Company)
Weyerhaeuser Company logo. (PRNewsFoto/Weyerhaeuser Company)

Weyerhaeuser appointed Travis Keatley as senior vice president of timberlands, effective September 13. Keatley has served as the vice president of western timberlands for the company since January 2020 and his appointment to his new position follows the planned retirement of Adrian Blocker. Blocker will stay with Weyerhaeuser through mid-October and serve as a senior advisor and aid in the transition, according to the company.

“In his more than 20 years with the company, Travis has gained extensive operational experience across our timberlands business,” Devin Stockfish, Weyerhaeuser president and CEO, said in a news release. “He has demonstrated outstanding leadership driving safety, strategy, and operational excellence, and we look forward to the energy and vision he will bring to our senior management team.”

Keatley joined the company in 2000 in the company’s western timberlands organization and has since held a variety of operations and leadership positions, including serving as vice president of southern timberlands. The newly appointed senior vice president led the successful integration of Weyerhaeuser’s Longview Timber acquisition in 2013, according to the company.

“This is an incredible honor, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to lead our timberlands organization,” Keatley said. “It’s an exciting time for our company, and I look forward to building on our long record of success and industry-leading performance in sustainable forest management.”

Stockfish said the retiring Blocker has been “instrumental” in driving Weyerhaesuer’s OpX performance and culture in the company’s timberlands and wood products organizations.

Seattle, Wash.-based Weyerhaeuser owns or manages nearly 600,000 acres and operates two mills and a nursery in Alabama. In total, the company owns or controls around 11 million acres of timberlands in the United States and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada.