Chief Operations Officer
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.
James (Mike) Branson Joins Forest2Market’s Board of Directors; Bowen Smith Retires after 14 Years of Service
July 15, 2015;
Forest2Market announced that James (Mike) Branson, who spent his 32-year career in the forest products industry at Weyerhaeuser, has been elected to Forest2Market’s board of directors. Bowen Smith, who has served on Forest2Market’s board for 14 years, is retiring.
Forest2Market June 2015 Newsletter
June 01, 2015;
Forest2Market's June 2015 newsletter is now available.
Forest2Market, Indufor Partner to Offer Europe’s First Transaction-based Log and Fibre Pricing and Supply Chain Optimization System
April 22, 2015;
Recent announcements of new mill investments in Scandinavia, the Baltic Rim and Northwest Russia have led to concern over increased competition, tighter fibre supply and higher raw material prices. Market concerns like these are often exacerbated by inadequate and inaccurate market data. Poor data leads to the inability to measure performance and assess the results of strategic initiatives. It also makes it impossible to identify performance gaps and eradicate supply chain inefficiencies.
Forest2Market, a leading provider of market data and analytics in the US, Canada and Brazil, and Indufor, a global forest consulting service provider, have formed a partnership to bring the first transaction-based log and fibre pricing and supply chain optimization system to Scandinavia, the Baltic Rim and Northwest Russia.