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Leadership Team

Meet the leadership team from ARAUCO North America


Pablo Franzini is President of ARAUCO North America, including the operations of Canada, the United States and Mexico. He has been with ARAUCO since 2005, having worked in different areas, including the roles of CFO of Arauco Argentina, CEO of Arauco Brazil, and Senior Vice President of the Arauco Corporate Executive Committee. He has a bachelor's degree in business economics from the Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina and has an MBA from the Erasmus University, The Netherlands.


Matt Swinnie is Vice President of Human Resource and EHS&S. In this role, he oversees all operations and initiatives in human resources, safety, environmental, talent acquisition and payroll for the U.S. and Canada, and serves as the human capital expert with all of ARAUCO North America's business units. He joined Arauco in 2011 and holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and is a licensed CPA.


Russ Jordan serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ARAUCO North America, leading the sales, distribution and marketing efforts in the U.S. and Canada. Russ joined ARAUCO in 2006 and has been instrumental in the company's emergence as a premier supplier of wood panels in North America. He holds a bachelor's degree in systems engineering from West Point, and an MBA from Clemson University.


Domingo Amunátegui serves as Vice President of Supply Chain and oversees the planning and logistics teams. He joined Arauco in 2008 and his responsibilities in North America include demand planning, production planning, transportation and distribution for ARAUCO products manufactured through both domestic and South American operations. Domingo holds an industrial engineering degree and master’s degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


Mike Luepkes is Vice President of Operations for ARAUCO North America. Mike oversees the MDF/HDF manufacturing and technical support groups and leads continuous improvement initiatives for ARAUCO operations. He joined Arauco in 2010 after establishing his career in the wood panel industry. At Arauco, he has held the roles of Business Technical Director and Manufacturing Support Director.