Oct. 25, 1942, in Ritzville, Wash.
BS, chemical engineering, Univ. of Washington, 1965; attended executive management programs at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, 1982, and Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
Chairman, CEO, and president of Weyerhaeuser since 1997
After 25 years at Willamette Industries, including two years as CEO, he left to run rival Weyerhaeuser
Once at Weyerhaeuser, he pursued a hostile takeover of Willamette, prompting some former colleagues to make Rogel voodoo dolls; nonetheless, the companies agreed to a deal in January, 2002
Cruises Puget Sound in a 42-foot motorboat
Married his high school sweetheart, Connie Schuler, in 1964; they have two daughters and a son