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Sam Houston

Chief Operations Officer

Sam Houston

As Chief Operations Officer, Sam Houston leads Forest2Market's Analytics and Subscription Services teams and information technology. He is responsible for managing the accuracy, quality and timeliness of all Forest2Market products and services as well as expanding product lines into new industry segment and geographies.

His previous role at Forest2Market was as Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for finance, accounting and human resources.

Prior to joining Forest2Market, Houston spent 25 years in the industry—20 of them with MeadWestvaco—working his way up from manufacturing associate to Manager of Strategic Projects, where he was responsible for creating strategic and operating plans. His last job at MeadWestvaco was as Vice President of Finance and Strategy for the Forestry Division, where he was responsible for finance, accounting, strategy/planning and information technology.

Sam has a B.S. in Forest Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA with an emphasis in Operations Management from Vanderbilt University.

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Latest F2M News

The March newsletter is now available
March 16, 2015;

Read Forest2Market's March Newsletter for stories on supply chain optimization and 2014 Stumpage Sale and Price Trends.

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Forest2Market Launches New Online Timber Pricing Platform
February 03, 2015;

Forest2Market unveils new online timber pricing reporting platform. New features vary by access level. They include:

  • Improved timber sales query selection process, including automatic date range choices, the ability to select an unlimited number of micromarkets or counties, and Select All and Deselect All options.
  • The ability to automatically view, print and save all reports and query results in PDF format.
  • 90-day rolling weighted averages provide a more comprehensive look at the market.
  • Individual 180-day price trend graphs for each of the five product classes (pine sawtimber, pine chip-n-saw, pine pulpwood, hardwood sawtimber and hardwood pulpwood) have replaced the two trend graphs available through the previous system (pine and hardwood).

Are you a current subscriber? You should have received an email explaining the changes and a User Guide for your access level. If you did not receive this email, please contact Suz-Anne Kinney, Director or Marketing and Communications, at 980-233-4021 or by email.

To subscribe, contact Joe Clark at 980-233-4028 or by email.

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Forest2Market’s 2015 Newsletters
February 02, 2015;

February issue

January issue

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