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New CEO takes helm at Port Blakely Companies

René Ancinas, a fourth-generation family member, assumed the CEO post at Port Blakely Companies on July 1, the Pacific Northwest family business announced.

Ancinas, 45, succeeds James Eddy Warjone, a third-generation family member who served as CEO for 32 years. Warjone will continue as chairman of the board, a position he has held for the past 13 years, the company said.

Port Blakely Companies, founded nearly 150 years ago, owns and manages operations in forestry, forest products exports and real estate.

Ancinas has been Port Blakely Companies' president and chief operating officer since December 2008. Prior to joining the company, he was a founding member and first president of the Eddy Family Council. Council member Charlotte Lamp chronicled the effort to create the family council in the Autumn 2007 issue of Family Business Magazine.

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