President & CEO
Deltic Timber Corporation
Ray Dillon became President and Chief Executive Officer for Deltic Timber Corporation on July 1, 2003. Since his arrival, Mr. Dillon has brought to the Company a revitalized focus on efficiency and personal accountability within all levels of Deltic’s operations. The effects of this enhancement in core operating principles can be seen in the recent improvements in both the operating and financial results reported by the Company.
Mr. Dillon was Executive Vice President of Gaylord Container Corporation until completion of its sale to Temple Inland Corporation in April 2002. Previously, he served as Vice President-Primary Production Operations and Vice President-Mill Operations for Gaylord, 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 until 1994, he was General Manager of Gaylord’s Pine Bluff, Arkansas, manufacturing facility. During the remainder of his tenure at Gaylord, Mr. Dillon held 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.
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.