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Restoration Forest Products (RFOR) is the New Name for NewLife Forest Products
The Arizona-based forest restoration company unveils new name, logo and changes
to senior leadership

BELLEMONT, Ariz. Nov. 03, 2022 

PHOENIX (November 3, 2022) — Arizona-based forest restoration company NewLife Forest Products has rebranded itself as Restoration Forest Products, LLC (RFOR). In addition to the name change, the company announced changes to its senior leadership team.

“The new name more accurately represents what we do,” said Ted Dergousoff, CEO of Restoration Forest Products, LLC. “Our partners, customers and communities can still expect to see the same passion, diligence and commitment towards our mission of restoring the health of our forests,preventing wildfires and producing world-class lumber and building products. We are excited to lead the way in creating a sustainable model for forest restoration.”

With the rebranding and continued growth of the company, RFOR is proud to introduce new additions to its senior leadership team:  

  • Neil Calhoun has joined RFOR as the new Chief Financial Officer. Calhoun brings more than 40 years of experience rapidly growing companies in the manufacturing industries both domestically and internationally.

  • George Stedeford will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Forest Operations. He will focus a significant amount of his attention on forest operations as the company builds out its harvesting and restoration efforts.

  • Bob Banchero will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Sawmill Operations. Banchero will oversee the sawmills and engineered wood products. Banchero has 40 years in the lumber industry, demonstrating on several occasions the ability to manage multi-sawmill divisions in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information about Restoration Forest Products, LLC, visit

About Restoration Forest Products, LLC

Restoration Forest Products, LLC (RFOR) is a sustainable forest products company restoring overgrown forests to a healthy, more natural state with the mission of reducing the incidence of catastrophic wildfires through innovative and practical land management tactics. By transforming excessive fuel load into a variety of high-quality wood products, RFOR is revitalizing and fortifying our forests.


With over 40 years of forest management experience, RFOR is trusted by private firms and federal agencies alike–the company supports a vast network of suppliers, customers and partners as it redevelops the forest products industry. Visit for more information. Follow RFOR on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Jacy Glazier

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