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Sweeny, Jack C.

Sweeny, Jack C.

Sweeny, Jack C.

Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Interview 248c : In this third in a series of three interviews with Jonathan Gerland, Jack Sweeny talks about the changes in Temple-Inland from the late 1990's to 2012. He discusses the corporate office move to Austin in 2002, the unsuccessful foreign forest ventures, the board's dealings with Carl Icahn, the breakup of the company in 2007 and the sale of the forests, and the sale of Temple-Inland to International Paper in 2011-2012. Mr. Sweeny discusses the changes in forestry philosophy throughout his career and the balance between supply and responsible forest management practices. He also discusses Arthur Temple, Jr.'s management style, his experiences with the Diboll Housing Authority, and the unique institution that is Diboll Day.