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Starker Forests Appoints New CEO

Jun 26, 2019 | News

Starker Forests, Inc. announced today the appointment of Randy Hereford as President and Chief Executive Officer. Formerly VP Timber & Chief Forester, Hereford has served the forest management company in increasingly responsible positions since he began in September 1978.

Hereford holds Forest Engineering and Forest Management degrees from Oregon State University. He serves currently with state and national forestry organizations including National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO), Oregon Forest & Industry Council (OFIC), and OSU Institute on Working Forest Lands. He is also a board member of three forest protective associations – West Lane, Linn, and West Oregon (past president). He is a member of the Council on Forest Engineering (COFE).  In addition, he is a member of Society of American Foresters (SAF) and is an SAF Certified Forester

According to Bond Starker, Chairman of the Board, “Randy has been a dedicated and valued member of our forestry staff for over 40 years. He has served as a senior member of our management team, and we are especially impressed with his ability to inspire and develop our younger foresters.”

Hereford replaces Jake Gibbs who resigned in early May.

Starker Forests, now in its fourth generation of family ownership, will continue to be guided by our core values – environmental, economic and social sustainability – and by our strong commitment to community service, ethical conduct and the advancement of forestry education and research. We are Forest Landowners and Managers since 1936.

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