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ARAUCO restructures its sales organization due to Grayling site

GRAYLING–Following ARAUCO’ recent announcement to construct a new particleboard facility in Grayling, the company has announced a restructuring of its sales organization.

Kevin Shotbolt, vice president of sales and marketing remarks, ‘We are preparing our team to provide optimal service to the markets as our new Michigan site comes on line mid-2018.’

Phil Pierot, who most recently held the position of Eastern Region Sales Manager, has been promoted to National Sales Manager, Particleboard. Phil was responsible for launching panel sales when Carolina Particleboard came on stream in 2001, and with his 28 years representing the organization, he is considered a top-level sales executive within the industry.

In his role as National Sales Manager, Phil will not only have sales responsibilities for the Grayling site, but will also have the Moncure, NC; Bennettsville, SC and Albany, OR particleboard mills under his leadership. Phil’ new position will take effect on March 10th, 2017, and will be reporting directly to Kevin Shotbolt, Vice President, Sales and Marketing.


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