Daniel S. Fulton, 59, has been named president of Weyerhaeuser Company, effective Jan. 1, 2008, the company announced Thursday. In his new role, Fulton will oversee operations and a number of staff functions. He retains his position as president of the Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company.

Fulton will report to Steven R. Rogel, chairman and CEO, as will Patricia M.Bedient, executive VP and CFO, and Sandy D. McDade, senior VP/general counsel. All other members of Weyerhaeuser's senior management team will report to Fulton.

"We are fortunate to have a deep bench of proven leadership talent to draw upon as we move forward with our efforts to enhance shareholder value," Rogel said. "Dan is an effective leader who has demonstrated a clear understanding of our company and industry. He has been a key member of our senior management team for many years and the board and I are confident that he is the right person to take on this important role."

Fulton has been president of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company since 2001. He was president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a subsidiary of the company, from 1998 to 2000; its COO from 1996 to 1997; and its chief investment officer from 1994 to 1995. He joined Weyerhaeuser in 1975.