Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 13, 2003

Richard Wollenberg – Longview Fibre Company (lfb)

RICHARD H. WOLLENBERG was elected Chief Executive Officer of Longview Fibre Company effective November 1, 2002, and has held the office of President since October 2001 with responsibilities for all company operations including manufacturing, sales, timberlands and administrative functions. He has been a Director since 1995; is a member of the Executive Committee, and is on the Nominating/Corporate-Governance Committee of the Board. He is based at corporate headquarters in Longview. The third-generation Wollenberg to be Chief Executive Officer of Longview Fibre Company, Mr. Wollenberg follows his father Richard P. Wollenberg and his grandfather Harry L. Wollenberg who was the firm's first CEO. Mr. Wollenberg joined Longview Fibre in 1988 as Assistant General Counsel after working 10 years in Alaska in private law practice. He was appointed Production Manager for the Western Container Division in 1993, and advanced to Division Senior Vice President-Production in 1994, overseeing seven container plants in Washington, California, Idaho and Utah. In 2000 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Longview Fibre with primary responsibilities involving management of all container and bag manufacturing and sales. He became President and Chief Operating Officer October 1, 2001. Among Mr. Wollenberg's paper industry activities are membership in TAPPI, and he has served on the Fibre Box Association Corporate-Counsel Committee. He is a member of the Washington, Alaska, Oregon and American Bar Associations. He currently serves on the Reed College, Portland, Oregon, Board of Trustees, and on the Boards of the World Forestry Center and Oregon Museum of Science & Industry. He has a BA degree in Philosophy from Reed College and a Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Profile
TWST: Please give us an overview of Longview Fibre's principal


Mr. Wollenberg: Our company has three primary business segments.

Our most profitable segment is timber. We manage