Port Blakely Companies names new CEO

August 17, 2010

By Staff

Issaquah Highlands parent company Port Blakely Companies has a new CEO, the company announced Aug. 16.

René Ancinas stepped into the top job July 1, completing a planned succession by the family-owned forestry and real estate business. The company is based in Seattle.

Subsidiary Port Blakely Communities started to develop the highlands in the mid-1990s. The community now houses more than 7,000 people.

Ancinas, 45, succeeds James Eddy Warjone, a third-generation family member and CEO for 32 years. Ancinas has served as president and chief operating officer since December 2008. He is a fourth-generation member of the Eddy family, Port Blakely Companies’ founders and owners.

Ancinas manages and oversees forestry and real estate businesses in the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand. The operations include Port Blakely Tree Farms in Washington and Oregon, the Blakely Pacific forestlands in New Zealand, Port Blakely Communities and Pacific Lumber & Shipping, a log export business.

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