Arauco appointed Phil Pierot as a National Sales Manager for particleboard, effective March 10, 2017. Mr. Pierot will be responsible for the new Grayling production site. He will also have the Moncure, North Carolina; Bennettsville, South Carolina and Albany, Oregon particleboard mills under his leadership. Phil Pierot will be reporting directly to Kevin Shotbolt, Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
Phil Pierot most recently held the position of Eastern Region Sales Manager. He 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.
Kevin Shotbolt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, commented:
“We are preparing our team to provide optimal service to the markets as our new Michigan site comes on line mid-2018.”
Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. (Arauco) is a global producer of wood products; supplying pulp, lumber, plywood, composite panels, and molding for architecture, design, construction, packaging and remodeling applications. In past decades, Arauco achieved sustained growth in terms of production of wood panels, mainly due to its expansion into Argentina and Brazil. The acquisition of manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada, and recently in Europe and South Africa, has established the company as the second largest producer worldwide, reaching a capacity of 10.3 million m3. In 2015, wood business sales were USD 2,633 million USD, equivalent to 51% of consolidated sales.