2011 Eagle Award Winner

Shaker Chandrasekaran
Senior Vice President, Cellulose Fibers, Liquid Packaging & Newsprint

Shaker Chandrasekaran was appointed senior vice president, Cellulose Fibers business on December 14, 2006. He served as the mill manager and vice president at Weyerhaeuser's Kingsport, Tenn., paper mill and the Kamloops, B.C., cellulose fibers mill and most recently vice president Manufacturing, Cellulose Fibers. He assumed additional responsibilities for Liquid Packaging Board and Newsprint businesses in June, 2007.

A 35 plus-year veteran of the paper industry, Chandrasekaran started his career in India, and then joined Container Corporation of America, Mead, and later Willamette Industries, which was acquired by Weyerhaeuser in 2002. Chandrasekaran received the Weyerhaeuser President's Award in 2003.

Shaker received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Madras, India (1971), and a master of science in paper science and engineering from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1982). He has also completed the Stanford University Executive program and other executive management programs at the Wharton Business School and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Shaker currently serves on the board of trustees for Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation. He is also the Chairman of the Board of NORPAC, a joint venture between Weyerhaeuser Company and Nippon Paper Industries, Japan.