FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Weyerhaeuser Distribution, a leading North American distributor of building materials, has appointed David Helmers to lead the division as vice president. The promotion comes at a time of growth for Weyerhaeuser Distribution, which over the past year has expanded its sales teams at several facilities and introduced a range of new product lines in multiple regions.
Helmers is a 20-year veteran of Weyerhaeuser, most recently serving as director of sales and business development for Weyerhaeuser Distribution. He has held numerous other leadership positions within the company, including sales and operations process leader, mill manager, and corporate safety and environmental leadership.
“With his broad experience and proven leadership across Weyerhaeuser and Weyerhaeuser Distribution, David has not only developed immense expertise and management skills, but also a passion for and knowledge of the supply channel that help us navigate its strengths and challenges,” said Adrian Blocker, Senior Vice President, Wood Products. “He is the ideal choice to lead the Distribution team as it continues its growth trajectory and maintains a proven track record of stellar service to our dealer customers around the country.”
Prior to Weyerhaeuser, Helmers’ career included teaching in the U.S. Navy, project management and engineering consulting. He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a master of mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida.
For more information about Weyerhaeuser Distribution, visit www.woodbywy.com/distribution.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2014, our continuing operations generated $7.4 billion in sales and employed approximately 12,800 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.