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Roseburg Announces Retirement of Jim Buffington & Promotion of Bryan Kubitz

General News

After 14 years of service with Roseburg, industry veteran Jim Buffington will retire from the company at the end of 2020. Jim joined Roseburg in 2006 with the company’s acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s composites mills. For the past year, he has served as Roseburg’s director of business management, wholesale and retail distribution, leading the team in strategy execution and new product development for this important market channel.

Jim Buffington

During his time with Roseburg, Jim has held a number of high-level positions, including general manager of sales, and business director of composites. He also served the industry as chairman of the Composite Panel Association in 2019.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Jim over the past few years,” Senior Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer Ashlee Cribb said. “His leadership and passion for the industry have had a significant impact on Roseburg and our clients. His focus on value creation for our clients and his care for our team members is evident everywhere.”

Effective Oct. 1, Bryan Kubitz will transition to the role Jim is vacating. Bryan joined Roseburg in 2019 as the eastern sales manager for engineered wood products.

Bryan Kubitz

Earlier this year, he moved into the business manager role for engineered wood products, with a focus on commercial strategy for the start-up of Roseburg’s Chester Engineered Wood plant in South Carolina. He has extensive engineered wood experience from his time with BlueLinx, Georgia-Pacific and Boise Cascade, and served as vice president of sales and marketing for International Beams before joining Roseburg. Bryan also brings deep knowledge of the wholesale and retail distribution market channel to his new role.

About Roseburg Forest Products

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately-owned company and one of North America’s leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit


Rebecca Taylor – Communications Director – (541) 679-2614 ext. 52614

Source: Roseburg Forest Products Co.