Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Product Development
John Pait has worked in research and management roles in the forest products industry for over twenty five years. Mr. Pait’s career in major forest products companies has focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge silviculture, genetics and nursery technologies to increase forest productivity and investor returns. Prior to joining ArborGen, he was a senior vice president of business development for CellFor Corporation in Atlanta, Ga., led forestry research and development at Smurfit-Stone and then managed the Forest Productivity Groups at Georgia-Pacific, The Timber Company and Plum Creek Timber Company. In his role leading marketing, sales and product development at ArborGen, Mr. Pait provides commercial and strategic leadership for the company’s global business interests including sales, marketing and product development. John is a member of the Society of American Foresters and Forest Landowners Association.
Mr. Pait earned his B.S. degree in Forest Management and M.S. degree in Silviculture from the University of Georgia.