Rottneros AB announces that Pia Ohlson has decided to leave her position as CFO as of 5 September 2022. Monica Pasanen will take over as new CFO.
West Fraser Timber is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams Lake sawmills and approximately 85 million square feet of plywood production at its Quesnel Plywood mill in Canada. The curtailments will be realized through the elimination of one s...
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the promotion of Andrew Topps as the next Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective September 1, 2022.
Kemira Oyj appoints Antti Salminen as President of Pulp & Paper segment effective August, 15. He’s had several prior leadership positions in Kemira, latest as President, Industry & Water segment.
Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Gary S. Michel as chair and CEO. Upon his resignation, the Board appointed Kevin C. Lilly, most recently the company's executive vice president and chief information officer, as interim CEO.
The Interfor Board appointed Tom Temple of Kingston, Washington as a director of the Company. Mr. Temple, who is 65, is the former VP, Wood Products and Southern Resources of PotlatchDeltic, a diversified forest products company.
Western Forest Products Inc. has appointed Steven Hofer as its President and CEO and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective September 7, 2022. Mr. Hofer succeeds Don Demens, who will remain at Western in an advisory capacity until March 31, 2023 to ensure a seamless transition.
BID Group announces the launch of its Global Learning Center. With its expertly crafted and specially designed courses, BID aims to reduce the knowledge gap in the sawmills by growing employees’ technical excellence.
The sawmill will have an annual production capacity of 250 million board feet.
US LBM has announced that Steve Short has been promoted to senior vice president of Supply Chain for the company. In his new role, Short will lead US LBM’s building materials sourcing and procurement strategy and supply chain operations.
Katri Hokkanen has been appointed CFO at Valmet as of August 1, 2022. She will report to President and CEO Pasi Laine. Katri Hokkanen has worked as Valmet’s interim CFO since May 1, 2022.
British Columbia Province has provided Deadwood Innovations, a joint venture with the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation, $200,000 over the past two years to support the creation of jobs in rural communities, and to accelerate Indigenous participation in the forest sector. Deadwood Innovations has used the funding to asses...
Resolute Forest Products Inc. announces the ratification of a four-year labor agreement with the Unifor union covering 1,000 employees working in eight of the company's Quebec sawmills, following an agreement-in-principle reached on July 15.
Neiman Enterprises announced a reduction of hours to its family of employees to both of their Black Hill’s sawmills. The curtailment will involve a removal of a shift in Hulett, Wyoming, and reduced hours in Spearfish, South Dakota.
AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new CEO as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.
The annual assembly of Acimall – the Italian association of woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers – appointed the new board members for the 2022-2025 term. The board has been joined by Giorgio Casati (Casati Macchine; Marnate, Varese), Roberto Ghizzoni (Dierregi; Carpi, Modena), Stefania Maggi (Maggi Technology...
Sanna Väisänen has been appointed as Koskisen’s Director of Sustainability and Communications and a member of the Executive Board effective 1 September 2022. She has an extensive background in corporate communications and sustainability in an international operating environment.
Molpus Woodlands announced Terrell Winstead will become Molpus’s new President on August 1, 2022. Bob Lyle, Molpus’s current President, will transition from day-to-day management but will continue to serve Molpus as Special Advisor to the President, as well as continuing to serve as a member of its board, its investme...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. Eric Deeble was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Congressional Relations. Bernie Kluger will serve as Senior Advisor for Management in the Office of the Secretary. Yeshime...
Effective September 26, Emmanuelle Picard will take on the role as Executive Vice President of the Building Materials division of Ahlstrom-Munksjö. She joins the company directly from the position of Managing Director at Wipak’s plastic packaging business.