Pope & Talbot Hires CFO

R. Neil Stuart joins the company as CFO, effective Dec. 5.
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Pope & Talbot

(POP)

has hired R. Neil Stuart to serve as chief financial officer of the pulp- and wood-products company, effective Dec. 5.

Maria Pope, who held the CFO position on an interim basis since June, will return full-time to her position as general manager of the company's wood-products division.

Stuart formerly held CFO positions at Creativity Inc., Crown Vantage and also served as managing director of forest-products finance at Toronto Dominion Bank.

Shares of the small-cap Portland, Ore.-based company were up 2 cents, or 0.4%, at $4.89 in recent trading Monday.