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As the CEO of FPInnovations, Stéphane Renou knows what he’s got. At the helm of a world-leading R&D organization specializing in solutions to support Canada’s forest sector, Renou is cognizant of the scientific and technical powerhouse he commands, yet remains mindful and grateful for the engine that makes the entire FPInnovations machine work: its people.

Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting the development of renewable eco-friendly products. 

UPM Timber has pulled through strikes and Covid-19 with minimal damage. We spoke to Mikko Hyvärinen, Sales and Supply Chain director, to learn how this was accomplished and hear about the direction the sawn timber industry is heading.

Matti Koski’s role is to establish North American businesses and increase board sales and help other businesses in North America. Koski reports to Ari Tanninen, the Senior Vice President of the Consumer Board business.

Mr. Joseph Kruger II, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was admitted to the rank of Officer into the Ordre de Montréal (Order of Montréal) on November 25, 2020, in recognition of his contribution to the City. The virtual announcement was made by Ms. Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal.

The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) announced today Jamie Lim's plan to retire as President and CEO at the end of the year. OFIA also announced today the appointment of Ian Dunn, Executive Director of Policy and Operations, as Interim President and CEO effective January 1, 2021.