Morbark Inc., a leading manufacturer of forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment last week appointed James Shoemaker Jr. as president. Shoemaker replaces Lon Morey who will remain as the chairman of Morbark’s board of directors.
Prior to his appointment as president, Shoemaker served as Morbark’s vice president of operations and board member. He joined Morbark in 2003 as the manager of operations and has held numerous positions in the company. Prior to joining Morbark, Shoemaker spent 25 years with the Jervis B. Webb Co. managing operations, accounting, and supply chain.
“We are fortunate to have a leader like Shoe, who can step up and move the company forward during this critical time,” said Morey. “He not only has the extensive operations, accounting, and supply chain experience, which will be instrumental in our global expansion, but he also has extensive experience in change management.”
Morbark Inc., based in Winn, Mich., has been innovating and manufacturing durable, high-performance equipment for the forestry, recycling, tree care, sawmill and biomass markets for more than 50 years.