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Potlatch names new president and COO

Potlatch Corp. has named Eric Cremers, 49, the company’s president and chief operating officer and added him to its board of directors, effective March 1.

Cremers will be responsible for leading the company’s business operations, including timberland management, wood manufacturing and sales, real estate and human resources.

He will continue to serve as chief financial officer and lead investor relations activities while a search for a successor is conducted.

Cremers joined the Spokane-based, publicly traded company in 2007 as vice president and chief financial officer and was promoted in 2012 to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Potlatch is a real estate investment trust with about 1.43 million acres of timberland in Idaho, Arkansas and Minnesota.

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