McFarland Cascade Appoints Two New Executives to Senior Leadership Team

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McFarland Cascade names Jerry A. Heemstra as CFO and Jason Sele as Director of Information Technology.

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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.

McFarland Cascade, North America’s largest producer of utility poles and structures, and the largest producer of preservatively treated lumber consumer products and outdoor accessories in the Pacific Northwest, announced today that it has added two industry veterans to its senior leadership team. Jerry A. Heemstra was named Chief Financial Officer and Jason Sele was named Director of Information Technology.
“We are committed to expanding our leading market position; the addition of Jerry and Jason will help fuel our continued growth” said Corry McFarland, Co-Chief Executive Officer at McFarland Cascade.

Mr. Heemstra brings more than 20 years of executive finance and accounting leadership experience to McFarland Cascade. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Heemstra served as Vice President of Accounting and Finance at Simpson Investment Company. He holds an MBA from University of Iowa, and a B.A. in Business/Economics from Northwestern College.

“ Both Jerry and Jason bring great experience and bolstered leadership capabilities through this next phase of growth,” said Greg McFarland, Co-Chief Executive Officer at McFarland Cascade.

Mr. Sele brings more than 20 years of executive technology leadership experience to McFarland Cascade. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Sele served as Chief Information Officer at Bright Wood Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Western Oregon University.
According to Wayne Wilkinson, President and COO, “These two key additions strengthen our senior leadership team in a way that ensures continuity of the family business, the company brand and the enviable reputation for quality products and superior customer service.”

To learn more about McFarland Cascade, please call (253) 572-3033 or visit our website at http://www.mcfarlandcascade.com & http://www.ldm.com
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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