Weyerhaeuser Executive to Present Engineering Dean's Lecture

Norman E. Johnson, senior vice president of technology, Weyerhaeuser Co., will present the next Yale Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Guest Lecture. Titled “Sustainability – The Role of Renewable Resources,” the lecture will be Friday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Davies Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Becton Faculty Lounge. The public is invited free of charge.

Johnson joined Weyerhaeuser Co. in 1956 as a forest entomologist and began developing the Southern forestry research program in 1969. He became manager of tropical forestry research based in Balikpapan, Indonesia, in 1974. Two years later, he was appointed vice president of the Southeast Asia Region and president of the International Timber Co. of Indonesia, a Weyerhaeuser subsidiary.

In the 1980s, he was vice president of the North Carolina Region, then vice president of research and engineering, adding technology commercialization to his duties in 1988. In October 1990, he was appointed senior vice president of technology and is responsible for the Corporated Research and Development and Weyerhaeuser Information Technology organizations.

Johnson received bachelor and master of science degrees in forestry from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. in forest entomology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

For two years, he was on the faculty of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Currently, he is an adjunct professor for North Carolina State University School of Forestry and serves on advisory councils at Duke University, North Carolina State University, Oregon State University, University of California, University of Washington, and Washington State University.

Johnson serves on various committees with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Agency for International Development. He was a member of President Reagan’s Agriculture and Forestry Mission to Honduras in 1982 and 1983, and to Zaire in 1985.

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