Boise Inc. Promotes Judy Lassa to Chief Operating Officer

Judy Lassa

Dec. 4, 2012 - Boise Inc. announced that Judy Lassa will become executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company on January 1, 2013. Lassa will take over for Bob Warren, who has requested a non-officer role within the company.

Lassa began her 30-year career with Boise at the St. Helens, Oregon, mill as a process engineer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor's degree in paper science and engineering. She moved to the Vancouver, Washington, mill in 1986 and then to the Portland, Oregon, office as marketing services manager. In 1991, Lassa became pulp mill/wood yard superintendent at DeRidder, Louisiana, and in 1994 returned to the Vancouver mill as paper operations manager. After working in a variety of operational and marketing roles, she moved to Boise as general manager of the packaging business in 1997.

Lassa became an officer in 2000 and senior vice president of the paper business in 2010.

Bob Warren

Bob Warren, executive vice president and chief operating officer, on Jan. 1, 2013 will transition at his request to a non-officer role within the company. Warren will continue to work as an advisor to the senior management team and as a coach to leaders throughout the company.

"Bob has made pivotal contributions to our company and its predecessors over many years," said Boise's CEO Alexander Toeldte. "He successfully led the paper business through the startup of Boise Inc. and transformed our supply chain organization to best-in-class status.

"We regret and respect Bob's desire to step back but are delighted that he will continue to contribute to the company," Toeldte added.

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Inc. manufactures a wide variety of packaging and paper products. Boise's range of packaging products includes linerboard and corrugating medium, corrugated containers and sheets, and protective packaging products. Boise's paper products include imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, and papers used in packaging, such as label and release papers.

SOURCE: Boise Inc.