FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE) --Rod Dempster, formerly vice president of Weyerhaeuser's Western Oriented Strand Board (OSB) business, has accepted the position of vice president of business development for the company's wood products businesses, effective immediately.

Dempster, who has served as VP of Western OSB for the past five years, will remain in Edmonton, Alta., and will continue to report to William R. Corbin, executive vice president of wood products for Weyerhaeuser.

Dempster will focus on new business development opportunities in wood products, including Trus Joist engineered lumber and OSB supply chain optimization.

``We have a significant opportunity to integrate the knowledge between these businesses,'' said Tom Denig, Trus Joist president, ``and Rod has the background and experience to help us identify business opportunities and make faster progress in developing them.''