2015 Executive Eagle Award Winner

Cathy Slater
Senior VP, Cellulose Fibers & Printing Papers - Weyerhaeuser

Cathy began her career with Weyerhaeuser in 1992 as a Utilities Unit Manager. During her career, she has served in a variety of leadership roles throughout the company including: Utilities, Unit Manager; Assistant Plant Manager; Vice President; Vice President/Mill Manager; VP/Veneer Technologies; VP/Engineered Wood Products Manufacturing; and VP, Oriented Strand Board

Cathy received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Alabama in 1985. In 2013 she participated in three programs at the University of Pennsylvania. The programs include: Critical Thinking: Real World, Real Time Decisions; Strategic Thinking & Management for Competitive Advantage;
and Financial Accounting for Non Financial Executives.

She has received a number of awards and honors for her dedication to safety. Among those are the Pulp & Paper Safety Award (2005), the CPPA Awards (2002) (Safest mill in Canada, Lowest Injury Frequency, and Zero Lost Time Injuries), And the Weyerhaeuser President’s Award for Safety (1999). 

Cathy also currently is on the Board of Directors for the APA-Engineered Wood Association, American Wood Council, and Mathematics Engineering’s Science Achievement (MESA); a Co-sponsor and Panel Participant of the Executive Development Institute (EDI), and a St. Vincent De Paul Counselor. 

If you ask her what drives her passion for safety, she will tell you that safety is something that comes naturally to her because it is a part of everything she does. She considers the people she works with to be like family. And when you genuinely care for people, safety just happens. In her 21 years in the industry she has demonstrated an uncompromising attitude toward safety and health by total
employee involvement, effective training, and management leadership.