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Meet ARAUCO North America's leadership team


Russ Jordan serves as President for ARAUCO North America. Jordan is in his 19th year with Arauco and recently served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Logistics. During his tenure in North America, he has held numerous leadership roles for all of Arauco’s commercial segments. Russ joined ARAUCO in 2005 and has been instrumental in the company's emergence as a premier supplier of wood-based building products in North America. He holds a bachelor's degree in systems engineering from West Point, and an MBA from Clemson University.


Matt Swinnie is Vice President of Operations. Swinnie recently served as Vice President of Human Resources, Environmental, Health & Safety, and has held other leadership roles within operations and finance during his twelve-year tenure with Arauco. He has been with Arauco since 2011, having worked in different areas, including Manufacturing Manager for our Carolina Particleboard facility, as well as Corporate Controller for our Import business. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and is a licensed CPA.


John Atkinson serves as the Vice President of Sales at ARAUCO North America. With over two decades of experience at ARAUCO serving in numerous commercial roles, John's leadership has significantly contributed to Arauco’s success as a premier building product supplier to the North American market. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Emory University.


Alvaro Ortiz - Director of Finance

Joaquin Rojas - Director of Marketing

Michelle Payne - Director of HR and Environmental Health & Safety

Kevin Chunn - Director of Logistics

Christopher Strauss - Director of Transportation

Diego Tuleski - Director of IT

Paulo Vidal - Director of Procurement

Bernardita Sanchez - Legal and Compliance Officer, North America