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Collins Appoints Tom Insko as New President & CEO

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Collins Pine Company Logo Mill, Retail/Yard/Dealer - Lumber Mill & Secondary Manufacturer

Collins announces new President & CEO to succeed President & CEO, Eric Schooler.

Collins announced that Tom Insko will become the President & CEO of the company. An experienced business leader, Tom Insko will assume responsibilities on October 1, 2022. He currently serves as the President of Eastern Oregon University, a position he has held since 2015.

Tom has 27 years of successful leadership experience and brings to Collins an extensive background in the wood products industry. He was with Boise Cascade for 20 years holding positions as plant manager, production manager, senior financing manager, region manager, and area manager. At the time of his departure from Boise, Tom was responsible for nine manufacturing facilities with more than 1,100 employees. His manufacturing experience spans plywood, composite panels, lumber, and laminated beams. He has also worked extensively in forest policy and management, log and fiber procurement, sales, and finance. Tom is currently a commissioner on the Oregon Business Development Commission and previously served two terms on the Oregon Board of Forestry.

“Tom lives by ethics and values that are well aligned with those of our company and family,” stated Cherida Collins Smith, Board Chair. “He has a vast amount of experience dealing with the complexities in our business as well as demonstrated success in meeting challenges inherent in our industry and in these times that we were looking for to succeed the leadership Eric Schooler has undertaken in the last 21 years. We are confident Tom is an excellent choice to lead our company forward.”

Tom holds bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Business Economics from Eastern Oregon University and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.


Eric Schooler – President & CEO –

Source: Collins Pine Company