Roseburg Forest Products announced Thursday that Pete Hancock was named Roanoke Timberlands Manager, in charge of overseeing day-to-day harvest and land management activities on the company’s 158,000-acre fee land base in North Carolina and Virginia.

Hancock joins Roseburg from GFR Forestry Consultants, where he has provided clients in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia with high-level timber sale, forest management, strategic harvest, and land use planning services for the past 12 years.

Hancock is a 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. During college, Hancock spent his summer months interning for International Paper. After graduation, he leveraged that experience into an Area Forester position in the Roanoke area until the properties were sold in 2006.

Hancock will be based in North Carolina. He starts his role effective May 7.

Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company headquartered in Springfield that produces particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates, softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber and other products.

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