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Buckman Canada: New leadership, same commitment


August 29, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Tom Johnstone has retired as president of Buckman Canada, but will stay on as a consultant, and continue his involvement with the pulp and paper industry through his position on the PAPTAC Executive Council.

Tom Johnstone has retired as president of Buckman Canada, but will stay on as a consultant, and continue his involvement with the pulp and paper industry through his position on the PAPTAC Executive Council.

“Tom has enjoyed a challenging and rewarding 33-year career at Buckman with an extensive and significant list of accomplishments,” says Edson Peredo, president of Buckman International.

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Under Johnstone’s leadership, the Canadian operation grew from a very small satellite sales office to what it is today – a key player in the Canadian papermaking industry that is also poised for growth in the water treatment market. Johnstone is a 25-year member of Buckman’s global leadership team. He led several global teams and was instrumental in designing and building the Montreal manufacturing, laboratory and office facility.

The leadership of Buckman Canada passes to two veteran Buckman executives. Davor Mehes will serve as general manager – sales and will be responsible for all sales activities for Buckman Canada. Ihab Wassef will serve as general manager – operations and will be responsible for all operations for Buckman Canada.

“In retiring as President, I am leaving the leadership of Buckman Canada in very capable hands in the team of Davor Mehes and Ihab Wassef,” says Johnstone. “Both are experienced long-term associates of Buckman Canada. Davor has 29 years of service with Buckman and was vice-president paper technologies. He will now manage our three sales divisions: paper technologies, water technologies and performance chemicals. Ihab has 20 years of service with Buckman and was vice-president – operations.”

 In a letter announcing the changes, Peredo thanked Johnstone for his dedication, energy, and loyalty to Buckman, both locally and globally. “We will miss his enthusiasm, sense of humor and marvelous optimism.”

Buckman provides leading-edge chemical solutions, industry know-how, and collaborative problem solving to the Canadian pulp and paper industry.


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