Phil Odom Named Business Manager

Roseburg Forest Products announced Phil Odom has been named Business Manager for Roseburg’s Plywood and Lumber Business, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

The newly created role consolidates the reporting structure of the company’s plywood and lumber sales organization. James (JT) Taylor, Kevin Smith and Kelly Robertson – sales managers for lumber, softwood plywood and hardwood plywood – will report to Phil. In addition, Central Planning Manager Patrick Schleisman and the plywood field sales team including John Biedermann, Bob Clark, Gary Hayes and Robin Long will report to Phil.

Phil has held several roles at BlueLinx Corporation, where he most recently served as Vice President of National Business Development. During his time at BlueLinx and earlier at Georgia-Pacific, he managed sales, distribution, manufacturing and operations teams. He has developed national sales strategies and built out new channels, markets and product lines. He brings a breadth of experience in organizational leadership and team development to the role.

Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Georgia Southern University. He has served as a board member of the Construction Suppliers Association and as an active member of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.