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Rayonier Promotes Two Executives

December 1, 2009

Rayonier has promoted Paul Boynton to executive vice president, Forest Resources and Real Estate. In this newly created position Mr. Boynton will be responsible for Rayonier’s Forest Resources business which manages nearly 2.5 million acres of timberland in nine U.S. states and New Zealand. He will also assume responsibility for Rayonier’s Real Estate business and the thousands of acres that have greater economic potential for residential and commercial development, recreation, conservation or public infrastructure, according to the company.

Mr. Boynton joined Rayonier in 1999 and was most recently senior vice president, Performance Fibers and Wood Products.

Jack Kriesel has been promoted to senior vice president, Performance Fibers, taking the position previously held by Mr. Boyton. Mr. Kriesel assumes responsibility for Rayonier’s industry leading manufacturing of high purity, high performance specialty cellulose fibers and the production of absorbent material fibers. Mr. Kriesel was previously vice president, marketing, research and strategic sourcing in the Performance Fibers group. He has been with Rayonier since 1978.
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