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ARAUCO North America Organizational Change

General News

Pablo Franzini, president of Arauco North America, announced that beginning January 1, 2020, Vice President of Domestic Sales, Kevin Shotbolt will transition from his role as vice president of domestic sales to that of advisor to the North America sales team for the first half of the new year.

Kevin Shotbolt & Russ Jordan

“Kevin’s leadership in the composite panel industry over the past 38 years, his industry knowledge and passion have been key to success and growth of both the legacy Flakeboard business and our current ARAUCO North American business,” Mr. Franzini said. “I wish to acknowledge Kevin’s crucial role in establishing our longstanding customer relationships and strong brand portfolios that have established ARAUCO as an industry leader across Canada and the United States. We wish to thank him for his continued dedication during this transition.”

Franzini also announced that effective January 1, 2020, Vice President of Import Sales and Marketing, Russ Jordan will lead the North America sales organization. Jordan has been with Arauco for 15 years and previously led the company’s North American import business, encompassing the categories of moulding, plywood, lumber and import composite panels. During his tenure, Jordan has been instrumental in building Arauco’s presence and success in the United States and Canada.


ARAUCO manufactures a wide range of sustainable forest product solutions, including the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of composite panels, laminates, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp. These products are distributed to more than 3,500 destinations throughout North America. This year Arauco opened a new particleboard facility in Grayling, Michigan. This flagship operation features the largest “continuous” single-line particleboard press in North America.


Leslie Schworm – Media Contact – – (770) 350-1636

Source: ARAUCO North America, Inc.