President, Green Mountain Business Consultants

Jim Keller is President of Green Mountain Business Consultants, a consulting business solving a diversity of issues for small and medium size enterprises.

He is also Chairman of the Board, The Newark Group. The Newark Group is a diversified international recovered paper manufacturer and converter. He is an advisor to Rengo LTD. of Japan and the Managing Director of Rengo Packaging Inc. a full service packaging company in Hawaii. Additionally he is Managing Partner of Barons winery in Woodinville, WA.

In January of 2008, Keller retired from Weyerhaeuser Company after a 33-year career. Keller's last position was Senior Vice President, Containerboard Packaging and Recycling. He managed the Containerboard Packaging and Recycling businesses for Weyerhaeuser from 1996 to April 2007.

Keller joined Weyerhaeuser in 1974 as an investment analyst and through his career held various positions in Land and Timber, Newsprint, Bleached Paperboard, Containerboard and Packaging.

In 1972 Keller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont. In 1974 he received a Masters of Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
His past industry activities include:

  • Chairman, AF&PA Containerboard Committee
  • Chairman, Board MemberFibre Box Association
  • Co-chair, Corrugated Packaging Alliance
  • President, Board Member International Corrugated Case Association
  • Board Member, International Corrugated Packaging Foundation

He is currently co-chairman of the board of advisors for the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business and Vice-Chair of the University of Vermont Foundation.

James R. Keller