Friday, July 8, 2016
USNR is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Wert as Senior Vice President, with responsibility for after-market customer support, including spare and replacement parts, technical service, and training.
Chuck comes to USNR after 18 successful years with the Swanson Group, one of the largest independent lumber and plywood producers in the Western United States. Chuck served in a number of executive leadership roles at Swanson, including, most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Swanson, Chuck ran a millwork plant in Bend, Oregon for three years, and spent 8 years in public accounting, during which time he earned his CPA certificate. Chuck is a graduate of Linfield College, where he majored in Accounting, minored in Computer Science, and played varsity football.
George Van Hoomissen, USNR’s President and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to have Chuck join our leadership team. He brings not only a wealth of management experience, but also an intimate understanding of what it takes to be successful as a sawmill or plywood mill operator. This background and perspective makes Chuck uniquely qualified to lead and develop our customer support operations.”