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Weyerhaeuser names new chief information officer

Federal Way, Wash.-based Weyerhaeuser recently named Kevin Shearer vp-information technology and chief information officer, effective May 1.

Shearer joined the company in 1980, holding numerous positions in timberlands, corporate support and wood products. Shearer held leadership positions in information technology during the company’s acquisitions of several companies, including Cavenham, MacMillan Bloedel, Willamette and Trus-Joist.

Since 2007, Shearer has served as vp-business operations. He will succeed Susan Mersereau who is retiring.

Weyerhaeuser is one of the worlds largest forest products companies, with sales of $16.3 billion in 2007.

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