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Western Forest Products Inc (WEF.TO)

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17 May 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Waites

64 2019 Chairman of the Board and Independent Lead Director

Donald Demens

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Williams

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bradley Kirkbride

2017 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Jennifer Foster

2015 Vice President of Human Resources

Richard Forgaard

2014 Vice President - Manufacturing

Shannon Janzen

2013 Vice President and Chief Forester

Don McGregor

2019 Vice President - Wholesale Lumber

Robert Regner

2017 Vice President - Timberlands

Alyce Harper

2018 Senior Director - Legal & Corporate Secretary

Laura Cillis

59 2019 Director

Cheri Phyfer

2019 Director

James Arthurs

59 2004 Independent Director

Jane Bird

56 2015 Independent Director

Lee Doney

67 2019 Independent Director

Daniel Nocente

62 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Waites

Mr. Michael T. Waites is Chairman of the Board and Independent Lead Director of the company. Mr. Waites currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, Inc., and is Chair of its Audit Committee. Mr. Waites also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for HudBay, and is a member of both its Audit and Technical Committees. Previously, Mr. Waites served as President and CEO of Finning International Inc. from 2008 through to retirement in 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Waites was Executive Vice President and CFO of Finning. He has also held senior positions with Canadian Pacific Railway and Chevron Canada Resources. Mr. Waites holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Master of Arts, Graduate Studies in Economics from the University of Calgary. He has also completed the Executive Program at the University of Michigan Business School.

Donald Demens

Mr. Donald Eugene Demens is President, Chief Executive Officer of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Demens is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Prior to this, Mr. Demens served in a number of roles for the Corporation including: President since July 2012; Chief Operating Officer since June 2011; Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing since August 2009; and Senior Vice President, Western Red Cedar and Custom Cut since April 2009. Over the span of his 30-year career in the coastal forestry industry, Mr. Demens has successfully assumed progressively senior positions in Sales and Manufacturing including with International Forest Products (Interfor) in Canada and Japan. Mr. Demens is Chairman of the Coast Forest Products Association and is a Director of the Softwood Lumber Board. Mr. Demens holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Stephen Williams

Mr. Stephen D. A. Williams is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Williams’ career in the lumber industry spans more than 20 years. He previously served as the Vice President, Finance & Administration at Interfor Corporation. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Bradley Kirkbride

Mr. Bradley Kirkbride is Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company. He has been President, Mary’s River Lumber Company (Corvallis, OR).

Jennifer Foster

Ms. Jennifer Foster is Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Foster is responsible for the Company’s human resource strategy, programs and initiatives. Ms. Foster has 18 years of Human Resource experience, with the last ten years as Vice President of Human Resources for Stackpole International, a global manufacturing company based out of Ontario. Ms. Foster holds an Honours Bachelor of Psychology from University of Waterloo, and an MBA in Strategic Management and Organizational Behaviour/Industrial Relations from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Ontario.

Richard Forgaard

Mr. Richard Orval Forgaard is Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company., since October 2014. Mr. Forgaard has more than 30 years of forest industry experience in the Pacific Northwest including 9 years on the Coast of British Columbia. He now oversees all of the Company’s manufacturing operations, with a focus on safety and margin improvement, and the implementation of significant capital programs to deliver top quartile results. Mr. Forgaard has a diploma in Wood Products Manufacturing from the B.C. Institute of Technology.

Shannon Janzen

Ms. Shannon Janzen is Vice President and Chief Forester of Western Forest Products Inc. In her previous role as Manager, Strategic Planning, Ms. Janzen established strategic relationships with First Nations, Environmental groups and various levels of Government on the coast of B.C. Ms. Janzen now oversees our strategic business investments on crown lands and ensures Western continues to demonstrate sustainability throughout our operations and through the safe management of our forest tenures. Ms. Janzen is a Registered Professional Forester and holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Northern B.C.

Don McGregor

Mr. Don McGregor is Vice President - Wholesale Lumber of the company. Mr. McGregor brings almost 30 years of lumber marketing experience, including more than 20 years as President of Vanport Canada, a leading wholesale lumber company. Mr. McGregor is responsible for leading wholesale lumber operations and, in building relationships with global suppliers, broadening the scope of our specialty product offerings. Through the existing industry-leading product portfolio and complementary supply from new supply relationships, Mr. McGregor will expand product offerings to deliver greater value to our selected customers.

Robert Regner

Mr. Robert Regner is Vice President - Timberlands of the Company. He served as Region Operations Manager, Northern US & Canada for Halliburton Energy Services (“Haliburton”) until January, 2015; Region Operations Manager, Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa for Haliburton until July 2016; Director, Global Operations for Haliburton until September 2017.

Alyce Harper

Mr. Alyce Harper is Senior Director - Legal & Corporate Secretary of the Company.

Laura Cillis

Ms. Laura A. Cillis is Director of the company. Ms. Cillis serves on the boards of Crescent Point Energy Corp. and Solium Capital Inc. and previously served as a director of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. She held the role of Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. from 2008 until 2013, and was Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Energy Services L.P. from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Cillis is a Chartered Professional Accountant, is a designated member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.

Cheri Phyfer

Ms. Cheri Phyfer is Director of the company. Ms. Phyfer is President, Global Plumbing Group, and President, Moen US Businesses, both of which are divisions of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. She has previously held various senior management positions at the Sherwin-Williams Company, including most recently as President, Consumer Brands Group. Ms. Phyfer holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University.

James Arthurs

Mr. James (Jim) D. Arthurs is Independent Director of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Arthurs is Executive Vice President, Electronics Group for Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a developer and supplier of natural gas engine technologies, and a member of the board of directors of Cummins Westport Inc. Mr. Arthurs was Chairman of Cummins Westport Inc. from 2015 to 2017 and President of Cummins Westport Inc. from 2012 to 2013. He was Executive Vice President, Heavy Duty Systems for Westport Innovations Inc. from 2014 to 2017, and Vice President, Cryogenic Systems for Westport Innovations Inc. from 2011 to 2012. Previously, he was a Managing Partner with i3 Transition Partners, a Vancouver-based management consulting firm. Prior to this, Mr. Arthurs was Senior Vice President, North American Operations, Integrated Paving Concepts Inc., a manufacturer of equipment, tooling and high technology coatings for the decorative asphalt industry from 2004 to 2009. He was Managing Director, Operations, for The Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada’s largest privately-held companies, from 2002 through 2004. Mr. Arthurs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jane Bird

Ms. Jane Marie Bird is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bird is a Senior Business Advisor with Bennett Jones LLP, focusing on complex public and private infrastructure initiatives. Prior to this, Ms. Bird completed an engagement with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development in London, UK, where she was responsible for the renewal of Canada House on Trafalgar Square. Ms. Bird was formerly CEO of Columbia Power Corporation, a BC crown corporation that develops and operates hydroelectric generation facilities. Ms. Bird was also CEO of Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc. Prior to her career in infrastructure, Ms. Bird practiced law. Ms. Bird is a Director of Canada Infrastructure Bank and Global Container Terminals Inc. Ms. Bird holds a law degree from the University of Dalhousie, and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Lee Doney

Mr. Lee Doney is Independent Director of the company. he was Independent Chairman of the Board of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Doney is a consultant through his company, RLD Strategies Ltd, the Chairman of the Board of Columbia Power Corporation, Chair of the Board of Directors of the College of New Caledonia and independent consultant working in public policy and industrial relations. Mr. Doney was a Deputy Minister in the British Columbia Government for over 15 years and served in a number of other posts in the government. He was Deputy Minister of Skills and Development and Labour from June 2001 until April 2004. Mr. Doney’s previous responsibilities include: Deputy Minister of Forests; Chief Executive Officer of Forest Renewal British Columbia; Interim Chairman, Industry Training and Apprenticeship Commission; Chair of the Board of WorkSafeBC; Chief Executive Officer of the BC Labour Force Development Board; Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Governors; Executive Director to the Provincial Round Table on the Environment and the Economy; and Executive Director for the BC Treaty Commission. Mr. Doney holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University.

Daniel Nocente

Mr. Daniel Louis Nocente is Independent Director of the company. he was Lead Independent Director of the Company. Until September 2012, Mr. Nocente was Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking with National Bank Financial Inc. Previously, he was Vice Chairman and BC Geography Head with RBC Dominion Securities. Mr. Nocente currently sits on the Vancouver Coastal Health Board and is Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is also currently Chairman of Savary Gold Inc., a gold exploration company with assets in Burkina Faso, Africa. He has also served as Director and Audit Committee member of Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Director and Audit Committee Chair with Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc., Chair of St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Chairman of the Nature Trust of BC, Vice Chair and Director of Providence Healthcare, Director and Head of the Governance Committee with the Arts Club Theatre Company, and was a member of the YMCA Cabinet. Mr. Nocente holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC and has completed the Leadership in Professional Services Firms course at the Harvard Business School.

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