RISI Announces Ray Barbee as SVP/GM Wood Products, Timber and Biomass

By Risi, PRNE
Sunday, July 11, 2010

BOSTON, July 12, 2010 - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry, today announced the hiring of Ray Barbee as Senior Vice President
and General Manager of its Wood Products, Timber and Biomass business areas.
Ray comes to RISI from Roseburg Forest Products where he was Vice President
of Sales and Marketing across their lumber, plywood, OSB, engineered wood
products and specialty products businesses. Ray's career thus far spans three
decades and multiple executive roles from production to sales working for
companies such as Roseburg, Louisiana-Pacific and Boise Cascade. A veteran of
the industry, he has been involved in many facets of today's modern forestry
businesses from strategic planning, M&A and distribution to production,
supply-chain management and forecasting. Ray has a degree in Political
Science from UNC Chapel Hill and a MBA in Finance & Marketing from USC
Columbia. Ray has also completed a Pulp & Paper course from the Pulp & Paper
Research Institute of Canada (Paprican).

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Mike Coffey, RISI's CEO, commented, "Our business is founded on the
principle of providing valuable services and information to help our
customers. Ray brings a wealth of experience in wood products and timber to
our team to help us meet these goals. Our wood, timber and biomass team has
unparalleled depth and breadth, which coupled with the hiring of Ray, a
long-time industry executive, ensures we will continue to focus on connecting
our capabilities with our clients' needs and in so doing provide them an
unparalleled value. I'm excited to have him on board."

Barbee also commented, "I've spent 30 years in the wood products industry
and believe the direct industry experience that I have accumulated will mesh
perfectly with, and in some cases augment that of, the impressive array of
economists and editors already in the RISI fold." He continued, "I have been
a loyal RISI customer for over 20 years and am extremely excited by this
opportunity to join an organization so widely recognized for the quality and
care that they put into their services."

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. The company works with clients in the wood biomass, timber, wood
products, pulp and paper, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing
industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston (Bedford), Massachusetts, RISI operates offices
in Brussels, Belgium; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Portland,
; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Helsinki, Finland; Singapore; and
Charlottesville, Virginia. More information can be found at


    Dan Blenk
    Director of Marketing, Wood & Timber Information
    4 Alfred Circle,
    Bedford MA 01730 USA
    Tel: +1-781-734-8942
    Email: dblenk@risi.com

Dan Blenk, Director of Marketing, Wood & Timber Information, RISI, +1-781-734-8942, dblenk at risi.com

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