Finch, Pruyn & Co. Elects Dziengeleski VP Woodlands

Sept. 18, 2006 - Finch, Pruyn & Co., Inc. has announced the election of Roger A. Dziengeleski to Vice President of Woodlands.

In his new position, Dziengeleski will continue to oversee the sustainable management of Finch, Pruynís 160,000 acres of Adirondack region forestland, as he has as Woodlands Manager since 1991. He will also continue to be responsible for the companyís Woodyard and paper sludge landfill operations.

In his tenure as Woodlands Manager, Dziengeleski has led the successful third-party certification of Finch, Pruynís forestry practices according to the stringent standards of the international Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance, as well as the Sustainable Forestry Boardís Sustainable Forestry Initiative. In 2001, he was honored as Forester of the Year by the New York State Society of American Foresters.

Dziengeleski joined Finch, Pruyn as a District Forester in 1978 after earning his bachelorís degree in forest management from the University of Maine and serving four years with the U. S. Air Force. He was promoted to Wood Procurement Forester in 1980, Wood Procurement Supervisor in 1982, Wood Procurement Manager in 1984, and Assistant Woodlands Manager in 1987.

Throughout his career with Finch, Pruyn, Dziengeleski has been active in a wide range of forestry and paper industry associations. He served as President of the Empire State Forest Products Association in 1996 and 1997, and earned the New York State Society of American Foresterís Chairmanís Commendation in 1998. He has also been active in the American Forest & Paper Association, the New York Center for Forestry Research & Development; the New York Forest Practice Board; the New York State Region 5 Open Space Advisory Committee; the New York State Tree Farm Committee; and New York Project Learning Tree.

SOURCE: Finch, Pruyn & Co., Inc.

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