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.
Career Opportunity at Forest2Market: Marketing Associate
January 07, 2016;
Forest2Market Study: Fears Export Wood Pellet Industry Harms Forests, Industry Unfounded
November 19, 2015;
Data shows that pulpwood harvests for export facilities is a small fraction of overall harvests when compared to harvests for non-pellet facilities and will likely remain relatively small in the future taking into consideration realistic estimates of future export pellet demand from Europe. In addition, US South average prices for pine and hardwood pulpwood have increased since the advent of the export pellet market; however, regions with and without export pellet mill influence experienced similar price increases.
Bergs Timber Subscribes to Forest2Market’s Baltic Rim Timber Price Index
November 19, 2015;
Forest2Market is pleased to announce that Swedish company Bergs Timber has joined its Baltic Rim Timber Price Index and Supply Chain Optimization service. These services, which will be available in Scandinavia and the Baltic Rim in the first quarter of 2016, provide timber pricing, competitive indexing, and other analytics that can be used to extract value from the supply chain.