Roseburg is pleased to announce that Eric Geyer has joined the company’s executive team as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs, effective immediately. In this new role, he will have broad responsibility related to strategic planning, business development and company growth, government affairs, and communications.
“Over his 24 years with the company, Eric has developed a keen understanding of Roseburg’s purpose, capabilities, and strategic opportunities,” Roseburg President and CEO Stuart Gray said. “Eric has demonstrated an ability to deliver results, drive growth, and advocate successfully for the company’s best interests internally and externally. I am excited to welcome him to our executive leadership team and see his continued and enhanced influence on our future.”
Geyer joined Roseburg in 1999 as a forester on the company’s Resources team. His scope and responsibilities grew over time, and for the past decade he has led the company’s external affairs and strategic business development efforts. During his tenure, he has negotiated several important land deals for the company, and managed strategy and negotiations for key acquisitions that expanded Roseburg’s operations across North America. He also played a lead role in achieving Oregon’s historic Private Forest Accord, a forest practices agreement between timber industry and environmental advocates passed into law in 2021.
Geyer earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hope College, and a Master’s degree in Forest Management from Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. He currently represents Roseburg on the board of the Oregon Forest Industries Council, the board of Oregon Business and Industry, and the operations committee of the National Alliance of Forest Owners.