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Pacific Lumber & Shipping’s Leeds skillfully putting the log in logistics

Exporting logs isn’t exactly an exercise in nuclear science, but it has plenty of its own complexities, to which Tom Leeds, the president of Pacific Lumber & Shipping, to this day applies his experiences of more than three decades ago as a Hanford Project engineer. Based in Seattle, PLS depends upon Washington state’s Port of Longview and other maritime hubs to ship logs and related goods throughout the world. And PLS and its customers rely upon the expertise of Leeds, who joined the company as an export sales manager in 1991 and has been its president since 2008.

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