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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 525. 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

CHAIRMAN
Yvon Pelletier

Fortress Paper

Mark Feldinger

Canfor Corporation

Daniel Archambault

Kruger Inc.

Catherine Cobden

Cobden Strategies Inc.

Kevin Edgson

EACOM Timber Corporation

David Gandossi

Mercer International

Richard Kelertas

Resolute Forest Products

Pierre Lapointe

FPInnovations

Derek Nighbor

FPAC

Kathleen McFadden

Minister of Natural Resources - Forest Industry Division Province of Ontario

Murray McLaughlin

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Jason Fisher

Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations Province of British Columbia

James Gorman

West Fraser Inc.

Hal Sanders

Ministry of the Economy Province of Saskatchewan

Charles Tardif

Maibec

Frédéric Verreault

TACT Intelligence-conseil

Al Ward

Industry - Independent

Observers

Glenn Mason

Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada

Ronald Brizard

Associate Deputy Minister Ministry of Natural Resources Province of Québec

As at September 21, 2016

Pierre Lapointe

President and CEO

Pierre Lapointe

Yves Nadon

Chief Financial and Human Resources Officer

Yves Nadon

Jean Hamel

Vice President, Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts

Jean Hamel

Lise Caron

Vice President, Resource Assessment
(Director, Operations Canadian Wood Fibre Centre)

Lise Caron

Francis Fournier

Director, Quebec City Laboratory

Francis Fournier

Charles Gagnon

Vice-President, Business Development

Charles Gagnon

Trevor Stuthridge

Executive Vice President, Interim Vice President Forest Operations & Wood Products

Trevor Stuthridge

Jean-Pierre Martel

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Jean-Pierre Martel

Norine Young

Corporate Secretary and Chief Communications Officer

Norine Young

Chris Kanters

National Director, Intellectual Property and Business Development

Chris Kanters

Terry Knee

Director of Communications

Terry Knee

Francine Guinois

Director of Human Resources

Francine Guinois

As at January 16, 2017

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

Ministry 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 Brouchxon

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

André Gravel

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

(CHAIR)
J.D. Irving

Barry Elkins

Kruger

Richard Fournier

Université de Sherbrooke

Stan Holmes

Weyerhauser

Robert Jobidon

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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