T. J. Tomjack
Mr. Tomjack brings many years of managerial and sales expertise to Hamstreet’s senior advisory staff, with particular focus in the forest products industry. He first worked for Hamstreet & Associates in 2007 in connection with the turnaround and strategic planning process for Warm Springs Forest Products Industries. Mr. Tomjack led a team of regional timber industry experts and Warm Springs staff in assessing the mill’s viability and developing a long-term strategy for the superior economic performance of the Tribe’s timber resource. This engagement concluded with the lease of the operating facility to a third party in a manner that fulfilled the Tribe’s goals for employment and income.
Mr. Tomjack has also led restructuring efforts for Hamstreet & Associates in the homebuilding and beverage industries. He is past Chairman of North Pacific Group in Portland, Oregon, once the second-largest privately held company in the state and one of the largest merchants of forest products and services worldwide. Joining North Pacific in 1985 as Executive Vice President in charge of sales, Mr. Tomjack became President of the company four years later. Early in 1990 he assumed the additional duties of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Tomjack has had significant involvement with the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) throughout the course of his career. In 1995, he was elected to NAWLA’s Board of Directors, and was appointed to their Executive Committee. In 2002, he was elected as First Vice Chairman and in May of 2003 elected Chairman for a one-year term. He has been involved with several NAWLA committees, and has served as Chairman of both the NAWLA Traders Market Committee and their e-Commerce and Technology Steering Committee.
Since 1989, Mr. Tomjack has participated on the Board and several committees of the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), including Wood Products International, a division of AF&PA responsible for expanding market access and increasing worldwide exports of American forest products. He currently chairs the American Wood Council.
In other positions, Mr. Tomjack is currently on the Board of Regents for the University of Portland, and is a past Trustee of Pacific University. At University of Portland he serves on the audit, finance, and investment committees. He also vice-chairs the Board of Directors for Capital Pacific Bank, chairs the loan policy committee, and serves on the audit and nominating committees. He formerly sat on the Board of Carlton Company, prior to its sale a leading manufacturer of chainsaw chain.
Prior to joining North Pacific, Mr. Tomjack worked for the Potlatch Corporation, serving in various capacities including General Sales Manager. Before that, having taken his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, he began his career with the accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick, holding various positions both New York and Portland, and was eventually promoted to Audit Manager.