Kevin Edgson will be taking the reins at Canfor Pulp Products Inc. as President and CEO effective April 11.
“Kevin’s proven ability to build and lead highly effective teams, in combination with his extensive experience in the forest sector, make him the ideal choice to lead Canfor Pulp as the Company works to improve operational reliability and optimize the use of our fibre supply,” said John Baird, chair, Canfor Pulp board of directors.
Edgson will be focused on optimizing the value of Canfor Pulp’s business and he will start this work by leading the company through a comprehensive business review.
“I’m excited to welcome Kevin to lead the Canfor Pulp team. Kevin is a highly successful leader with strong knowledge of the forestry and pulp industries and I am confident he will lead the organization to a profitable and sustainable future,” said Don Kayne, president and CEO, Canfor.
Edgson has an impressive leadership track record in the forest products industry having most recently served as President and CEO of EACOM Timber Corporation for nearly a decade.
Prior to joining EACOM, Edgson was with Millar Western Forest Products Ltd in a series of increasingly senior roles, including serving as Chief Financial Officer.