FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the appointment of Jeanne M. Hillman as vice president and chief accounting officer for the company, effective Aug. 5, 2013. Hillman succeeds Jerald W. Richards, who recently resigned from his position to become chief financial officer at Potlatch Corporation.
"Jeanne is an experienced leader with tremendous financial expertise," said Patty Bedient, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "The knowledge she gained supporting our businesses for the past three years will serve her well as she expands her role to include the responsibilities of this critical position for the company.
"Jerry has been an outstanding member of the Weyerhaeuser team, and while we are sorry to see him go, we wish him the very best in his new role," Bedient added.About Jeanne Hillman Jeanne M. Hillman was Weyerhaeuser's vice president and controller for operations since 2010. Prior to that role, she served as the company's vice president and chief accounting officer from 2006 to 2010. Hillman joined the company in 1984 and has held various finance positions with the company. Before joining the company, she was employed by Ernst & Young LLP. She is a CPA in the state of Washington. About Weyerhaeuser Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012, we generated $7.1 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com. For more information contact: Media – Anthony Chavez, 253-924-7148 Analysts – Kathryn McAuley, 253-924-2058 SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company