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New President & COO Named At McFarland Cascade
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McFarland Cascade Names Wayne Wilkinson New President & COO
McFarland Cascade taps Wayne Wilkinson to lead the company’s continued growth and expansion

TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — McFarland Cascade, North America’s largest producer of utility poles and structures, and the largest producer of preservatively treated lumber consumer products and outdoor projects in the Western United States, announced today that it has appointed Wayne Wilkinson as its new President  & COO. “The addition of such a highly regarded, savvy operating executive is a testimony to our commitment to further develop and expand our leading market position,” said Corry McFarland, Co-Chief Executive Officer at McFarland Cascade.

Mr. Wilkinson will be responsible for leading the strategic planning and day-to-day operations, reporting directly to Co-Chairmen & Chief Executive Officers, Corry and Greg McFarland. Mr. Wilkinson brings more than 24 years of executive leadership experience to McFarland Cascade. Prior to joining the company, Wilkinson spent 12 years at Toshiba America Business Solutions where he held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager and for which he held responsibility for 2,700 employees in 140 offices across 30 states. During his tenure at Toshiba, Mr. Wilkinson completed more than 55 acquisitions, which resulted in an 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over a 10-year period.

“We have a nearly 100-year track record of profitability and growth and we are entering a period where we intend to continue aggressively expanding our business. I think Wayne is an extremely well qualified individual to provide team leadership through this next phase of growth,” said Greg McFarland, Co-Chief Executive Officer at McFarland Cascade.

According to Suzie Hughes, Vice President of Human Resources, “The McFarland CEOs believe that, as the company approaches its 100th year in business, the addition of Wilkinson strengthens our senior leadership team in a way that ensures continuity of the family business, company brand and enviable reputation for quality products and superior customer service.”

When asked to comment about his new role, Mr. Wilkinson stated: “I’m thoroughly excited about the opportunity to work with a company which has such a rich history, an outstanding leadership team and is so well positioned for continued rapid and profitable growth.”

To learn more about McFarland Cascade, please call (253) 572-3033 or visit our website at

About McFarland Cascade

Founded in 1916, McFarland Cascade is the largest manufacturer/distributor of utility poles and overhead structures in North America, supplying utility poles and related products throughout the Americas and offshore; and is the West’s largest supplier of treated lumber, premium composite decking, stone decking, railings and many other unique outdoor project products, sold throughout a variety of Independent and Big Box retail outlets, such as Home Depot.

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