FAIRFIELD, Maine – Plum Creek Timber Co. announced Friday that Scott Henker has been promoted to general manager of the company’s Northern Hardwoods Region. Henker will oversee the company’s operations in six states – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Wisconsin, Michigan and West Virginia.
In addition, Ben Dow has been named senior resource manager of the New England Region, which encompasses Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Dow will oversee all land management activities for Plum Creek’s approximately 976,000 total acres in those states.
“Scott and Ben each bring a lifetime of forestry experience with them to these new positions,” said Mark Doty, community affairs manager at Plum Creek. “Both have been valuable contributors to our Plum Creek team for many years, and we know they will continue to lead the company with success in these new roles.”
Henker has more than 27 years of forestry experience and has been a Plum Creek employee since 2003. During his tenure with Plum Creek, he has held a variety of positions, including marketing forester, resource supervisor, senior resource manager for Wisconsin, senior resource manager for the Lake States Region, and senior resource manager for the New England Region. He earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Dow joined the company in 2007 as a senior resource forester in South Carolina. Most recently, he worked as a resource supervisor in Florida, where he was responsible for the sustainable management of 420,000 acres of timberland across the state. With this transition, Dow will return home to Maine, where he began his forestry career with Irving Woodlands LLC. Dow received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in forestry from the University of Maine.
Plum Creek is one of the largest landowners in the nation and the most geographically diverse, with approximately 6.3 million acres of timberlands in major timber producing regions of the United States and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest. For more information on Plum Creek in Maine, visit www.plumcreek.com/Maine.