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Our organization

FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners.
It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 430. Its R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Ottawa, Montréal, Thunder Bay, Hinton and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

  

  • BOARD OF
    DIRECTORS
  • SENIOR
    LEADERSHIP TEAM
  • NATIONAL RESEARCH
    ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  • PROGRAM ADVISORY
    COMMITTEES

OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION

Yvon Pelletier

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Stéphane Renou

President and CEO

Terry Knee

Corporate Secretary and Chief Communications Officer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Mayer

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Government of Alberta

Catherine Cobden

Cobden Strategies

Charles Tardif

Maibec

David Ure

Mercer International

Derek Nighbor

Forest Products Association of Canada

Diane Nicholls

Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations Government of British Columbia

François D’Amours

Kruger

Frédéric Verreault

TACT Intelligence-conseil

James Gorman

West Fraser

Kathleen McFadden

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Government of Ontario

Kevin Edgson

EACOM Timber Corporation

Mark Feldinger

Canfor Corporation

Murray McLaughlin

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Pascale Lagacé

Resolute Forest Products

Yvon Pelletier

Fortress Paper Ltd.

OBSERVERS

André Denis

Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Government of Quebec

Beth MacNeil

Canadian Forest Service – Natural Resources Canada

As at July 3, 2018

Stéphane Renou

Stéphane Renou

President and CEO

Jean Hamel

Jean Hamel

Vice President, Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts

Francine Guinois

Francine Guinois

Director of Human Resources

Jean-Pierre Martel

Jean-Pierre Martel

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Terry Knee

Terry Knee

Corporate Secretary and Chief Communications Officer

Chris Kanters

Chris Kanters

National Director, Intellectual Property and Business Development

Marjolaine Dugas

Marjolaine Dugas

Director of Communications

As at June 29, 2018

The key roles of the NRAC are to provide oversight for the research being done across the forest sector innovation system and review technical aspects of FPInnovations’ research by key element. The NRAC receives reports from the Program Advisory Committees on outcomes from the Collaborative Research Program.

The Chair is appointed by the Board and reports back after each NRAC meeting. The committee meets three times per year. Committee members are drawn from FPInnovations’ members and partners

List of NRAC members

CHAIR
Vacant

 

Rod Albers

West Fraser

Kevin Blau

Tolko Industries Ltd.

Alain Bourdages

Resolute Forest Products

Geoff Clarke

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Alain Cloutier

Université Laval

Catherine Cobden

Cobden Strategies Inc.

André Denis

Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Government of Québec

Lynn Embury-Williams

Wood WORKS!

Martin Fairbank

Resolute Forest Products

Jacques Girard

Lamco Forest Products Inc.

Kenneth Greenway

Ministry of Environment and Parks Government of Alberta

Eric Heine

Mercer International Inc.

John Innes

University of British Columbia

Robert Jones

Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

Jim Ketterling

J.D. Irving Ltd.

Bill Love

Tembec

Janusz Lusztyk

NRC Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology

Dave McDonald

JDMcD Consulting Inc.

Brian Merwin

Mercer International Inc.

Daryl Nichol

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Diane Nicholls

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Government of British Columbia

Jack Saddler

University of British Columbia

Brian St. Germain

LP Building Products

Benoît Schmitt

Maibec

Balázs Tolnai

Kruger Inc.

Theo G.M. van de Ven

Pulp and Paper Research Centre McGill University

As at March 31, 2016

Program Advisory Committees (PACs) provide guidance to ensure the various FPInnovations research programs are relevant to the industry’s greatest needs. They also ensure that research activities are geared towards operational improvements, best practices and technology transfer. PACs evaluate and approve research project proposals; they also evaluate the performance of projects that have been set in motion. They report to the NRAC on the progress and performance of the various research programs.

The members of each Program Advisory Committee (PAC) are representatives of FPInnovations’ member organizations. The National Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) appoints a PAC chair from among the committee members. PACs meet twice a year.

Primary Wood Products Manufacturing Program

CO-CHAIR

Brian St. Germain

Louisiana-Pacific

CO-CHAIR

Luc Drapeau

Canfor Corporation

Pierre M. Audet

Barrette Structural

Kevin Blau

Tolko Industries Ltd.

Stéphane Bouchard

Kruger

Daniel Boudreau

Georgia-Pacific Canada

Sébastien Bruneau

Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks
Government of Québec

Elizabeth Cacchione

Norbord Inc

Jonathan Caouette

Nordic

- Chantiers Chibougamau

Troy Connolly

Tolko Industries

Sébastien Coulombe

Produits Forestiers ARBEC

Gilbert Demers

Resolute Forest Products

Iain Donaldson

Western Forest Products Inc.

Julie Frappier

Nordic Engineered Wood

Alain Gauthier

Produits Forestiers ARBEC s.e.n.c.

Véronique Gilbert

Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks
Government of Québec

Brad Hunt

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd

Bob Jones

Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

Paul Knowles

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Government of British Columbia

Jason Koivisto

Mini

stry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Government of Ontario

Jason Koivisto

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Government of Ontario

Dominique Lavoie

Boise Cascade, LLC.

Bill Love

Tembec

Steve Mackie

Canfor Corporation

Jean-Francois Martel

Resolute Forest Products

Paul Mingay

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Government of Ontario

Suzanne Nash

Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada

Jean-Sébastien Pelletier

Maibec Inc

Bob Rosebrugh

Georgia-Pacific Canada

Dean Rubisch

West Fraser Mills Ltd.

Benôit Schmitt

Maibec

Mike Shewchuk

Western Forest Products Inc.

Rob Spring

Norbord Inc.

Larry Stanley

Government of Saskatchewan

Ted Szabo

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

Tom Thompson

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.

Andre Verville

Uniboard Canada Inc



Advanced Building Systems

Jacques Girard

(CHAIR)
Produits Forestiers Lamco

Pierre Audet

Barrette Structural

Rick Brouchn

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Kevin Butterworth

Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services Government of British Columbia

Michel Charron

Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

Jeremy Coad

Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services Government of British Columbia

Marc-André Collard

TECOLAM

Pedro Da Silva

Boise Cascade

Michael de Lint

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Government of Ontario

Iain Donaldson

Western Forest Products Inc.

Lynn Embury-Williams

Wood WORKS!

Ken Fargey

Western Archrib

Julie Frappier

Nordic Engineered Wood

Véronique Gilbert

Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks Government of Québec

Jacques Girard

Produits forestiers Lamco inc.

Michel Goulet

Matériaux spécialisés Louiseville

Helen Griffin

Canadian Wood Council

Bob Jones

Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

Paul Knowles

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Government of British Columbia

Jason Koivisto

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Government of Ontario

Suzanne Nash

Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

Paul Newman

Council of Forest Industries

Eric Paradis

Resolute Forest Products

Ted Szabo

Alberta Innovates BioSolutions

Phil Vacca

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Stephen Viszlai

Tolko

Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing Programs

Étienne Poulin

(CHAIR)
Boa-Franc inc.

Benoit Schmitt

(CO-CHAIR)
Maibec

Armoires Distinction

Artopex

Boa-Franc inc.

Bois Ditton inc.

Bois Expansion inc.

Chantiers Chibougamau

EACOM Timber Corp

Escaliers Gilles Grenier

Fraser Wood Products

Giguère & Morin inc.

Industries LacWood Inc.

INTERBOIS INC.

Juste du Pin

Lauzon, division Parquets

Dubeau

Lauzon, Planchers de bois exclusifs

Les Industries JSP inc.

Les Planchers MERCIER Inc.

Les Systèmes HMS Canada Inc.

Meubles Canadel Inc.

Moulures Distinction Outaouais

Parquets Alexandra inc.

Planchers des Appalaches ltee

Planchers Wickham

Preverco inc.

Pro System

Produit Forestier Lamco

Resolule Forest Products

René St-Cyr (1996) Inc

Tecolam

Vanico-Maronyx



Forest Operations

Bob Nichol

(CHAIR)

-

Jim Ketterling

(CO-CHAIR)
J.D. Irving

Jean-Pierre Adam

Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks Government of Québec

Ray Balogh

Island Timberlands

Dave Bickerton

Tolko

Michel Charron

Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

Dorian Dereshkevich

Canfor Corporation

Dale Dunand

Weyerhaeuser

AndréGravel

Domtar

John Innes

University of British Columbia

Jason Koivisto

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Government of Ontario

Martin Landry

Kruger

Maxime Langlais

Resolute Forest Products

Serge Laplante

Groupe Savoie

Luc Lebel

Université Laval

Scott Marleau

West Fraser

Ron Martel

Tembec

Mike O’Blenis

AV Group

Matt Parker

Department of Natural Resources Government of Nova Scotia

Simon St-Onge

Québec Federation Forest Cooperatives

Rob Stauffer

Millar Western

John Stephen

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Government of British Columbia

Kevin Topolniski

Acadian Timber

Kalin Uhrich

Conifex

Dave Whiteley

TimberWest

Eric Young

Department of Natural Resources Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts

Paper, Packaging and Consumer Products

Balazs Tolnai

(CHAIR)
Kruger

Marc Fitzgerald

Kruger Products LP

Mark Frith

Port Hawkesbury Paper LP

Peter Ham

Tembec

Shaune Hanley

Resolute Forest Products

Michel Jean

Domtar Corporation

Market Pulp

Eric Heine

(CHAIR)
Mercer International

Brian Grantham

West Fraser

Shaune Hanley

Resolute Forest Products

Peter Lau

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

David Lloyd

Domtar Corporation

Yajun Zhou

Tembec

Biorefinery

Geoff Clarke

(CHAIR)
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Rod Albers

West Fraser

Lyle Biglow

Tembec

Mark Frith

Port Hawkesbury Paper LP

Shaune Hanley

Resolute Forest Products

Biomaterials

Gurminder Minhas

(CHAIR)
Performance BioFilaments Inc.

Lyle Biglow

Tembec

Shaune Hanley

Resolute Forest Products

Bruno Marcoccia

Domtar Corporation

Balazs Tolnai

Kruger Inc.

Yajun Zhou

Tembec

Tobias Ziegenbein

Celgar

Resource Assessment

Blake Brunsdon

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J.D. Irving

Barry Elkins

Kruger

Richard Fournier

Université de Sherbrooke

Stan Holmes

Weyerhauser

Robert Jobido

Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks Government of Québec

Faye Johnson

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Government of Ontario

Jacinthe Leclers

Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

Peter Marshall

University of British Columbia

Bob Nichol

-

Barrie Phillips

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Government of British Columbia

Daryl Price

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Government of Alberta

Gordon Sanders

West Fraser Mills Ltd.

Chris Stagg

Canfor Corporation

Alan Thorne

Tembec

As at March 31, 2015

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