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Alberta Newsprint’s Putzke to lead Alberta association


September 30, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) announced at its recent annual meeting that Mike Putzke will be the Association’s new Board Chair.

The Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) announced at its recent annual meeting that Mike Putzke will be the Association’s new Board Chair.

Putzke is the general manager of Alberta Newsprint Company in Whitecourt, and brings 25 years of industry experience to the position.

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“I am excited to have the opportunity to serve our association,” said Putzke. “It is critical that we focus on providing one voice for Alberta’s forest products industry, finding innovative ways to create new products and services, and continuing to partner with the Government of Alberta to be good stewards of our forests.”

AFPA president and CEO Brady Whittaker welcomed Putzke to the position. “Mike brings valuable industry experience and considerable integrity to the position. I look forward to working with him and our board to continue the progress that we have made.”

Putzke replaces Jim LeLacheur as AFPA Chair. LeLacheur will remain with Association’s executive in the role of Past Chair.

The Alberta Forest Products Association is a private, non-profit industry organization, representing lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper, and secondary manufacturing wood products companies operating in Alberta.


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