Morbark names New President


Winn, Michigan -- Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment today announced the appointment of James W. 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 Lon Morey, Chairman of Morbark, Inc. “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.”

About Morbark:

Morbark, Inc., based in Winn, Michigan has been innovating and manufacturing durable, high performance equipment for the forestry, recycling, tree care, sawmill and biomass markets for over 50 years. Morbark equipment helps customers harvest, process, and convert wood and other organic materials into valuable, useful and profitable products. The company produces a full line of whole tree and waste wood chippers, flails, brush chippers, horizontal and tub grinders, sawmill equipment, material handling systems and more. Visit

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