Mr. Ray C. Dillon served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deltic Timber Corporation from July 1, 2003 to October 10, 2016.
Mr. Dillon has over 40 years of experience in the paper and forest products industry. Prior to Deltic Timber, Mr. Dillon served as Executive Vice President of Gaylord Container Corp. from 2000 to 2003. He served as Vice President of Primary Products Operations at Gaylord Container Corp. from 1997 to 2000 and served as its Vice President of Mill Operation from 1994 to 1997, in addition to his other prior responsibilities. Mr. Dillon began his 25-year career with Gaylord in 1977 as a Process Engineer at the Bogalusa mill in Bogalusa, Louisiana, for the predecessor of Gaylord, Crown Zellerbach. From 1987 to 1994, he served as General Manager of Gaylord''s Pine Bluff, Arkansas, manufacturing facility. During the remainder of his tenure at Gaylord, Mr. Dillon served a variety of senior level positions in the Chicago, Illinois, corporate office of this $1.2 billion manufacturer of container board, corrugated containers and other forest industry products.
He served as a Director of Deltic Timber Corporation since July 1, 2003 until October 10, 2016. He served as a Director of U.S. Concrete, Inc. from May 6, 2009 to August 31, 2010. He serves as Board Member of the American Wood Council, the National Alliance of Forest Landowners, the Arkansas Forestry Association, the Arkansas State Chamber/ Associated Industries of Arkansas and the Quapaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Dillon earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1977 and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 2000.