Derek Nighbor will be the new CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), beginning March 7.
Nighbor was most recently senior vice-president of Food & Consumer Products of Canada where he oversaw federal, provincial and territorial government relations, community and corporate partnerships and membership development.
“From coast-to-coast the forestry industry is quintessentially Canadian. As a native of the Ottawa Valley, I have seen first-hand how important the sector is to local communities,” Nighbor said. “It’s about sustainable growth, good jobs, thoughtful partnerships and expanding export markets.
“I am proud to join FPAC and look forward to working with its members and many partners along the value chain so the industry can reach its full potential,” he added.
The chair of the FPAC board of directors, Curt Stevens, said Nighbor will be a good fit for FPAC. “His years of government and association experience will serve us well as FPAC continues to highlight our global leadership in sustainable forest management.”
Stevens thanked Paul Lansbergen for his energy, dedication and hard work in filling the role as acting CEO at FPAC. Lansbergen will remain a part of the FPAC management team.
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