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Former deputy minister takes helm at FPAC


September 4, 2012
By Pulp & Paper Canada

David Lindsay is assuming the role of president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) at a time of great transformation in the Canadian forestry sector.

David Lindsay is assuming the role of president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) at a time of great transformation in the Canadian forestry sector.

“We are delighted to welcome someone of David’s caliber and experience,” said the Chairman of the FPAC board of directors, Jim Lopez, the president and CEO of Tembec. “He is the ideal person to build on the extraordinary momentum in our industry as it continues to become more innovative, more environmentally friendly and more global in its reach.”

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Lindsay was most recently a senior Deputy Minister in the Government of Ontario serving in the portfolios of Energy and Infrastructure, Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Natural Resources, Tourism and Culture. Before that, he served as president and CEO of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario. Lindsay was the founding president of the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation and the Ontario Jobs and Investment Board. He also served as principal secretary and chief of staff to the Premier of Ontario.

“I look forward to working in such a progressive industry association with its clear vision of its future,” says Lindsay. “There are extraordinary opportunities as well as challenges in the forest products sector and I am keen to help the industry reach its potential.”

Lopez also praised Catherine Cobden for her interim leadership over the past five months. Cobden will now become executive vice-president of FPAC.

FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs.


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