Senior Vice President Research and Development
Dr. Erin Byers joined Rayonier in September 1988 as Senior Research Specialist for R&D. In May 1993, he transferred to the Sales and Marketing group as a Technical Marketing Representative. Prior to being promoted to Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Research, he was the Director, Cellulose Specialties. Dr. Byers gained extensive knowledge of Rayonier Advanced Materials’ customers and their needs while leading the Company’s High Purity and High Yield Cellulose Business. Erin leverages this unique knowledge and his 35 years cellulose technical expertise in his current role as Senior Vice President, Research and Development, to accelerate Rayonier Advanced Materials’ new product development and commercialization processes.
Erin has a BS in Paper Science from the State University of New York and an MS and PhD from the Institute of Paper Chemistry.