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FPAC announces the election of new board chair

February 17, 2022  By P&PC Staff

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has announced the election of Ray Ferris, president and CEO of West Fraser Timber Co. as the chair of its board of directors.

Ferris was elected at FPAC’s Annual General Meeting held virtually on February 10.

“FPAC is a great association providing needed national leadership for our industry and its people. I am honoured to play a role in the support and advancement of the organization’s work as Chair,” said Ferris. “We have an incredible opportunity to build a lower carbon economy with the help of Canada’s sustainably managed forests and the renewable wood and wood fibre-based products we make. FPAC is committed to working with governments and our partners across the country to ensure our sector delivers on climate action and economic recovery for Canada.”


Ferris and FPAC also acknowledged their appreciation for outgoing board chair Kevin Edgson, president and CEO of EACOM Timber Corporation, who led the organization for the past two years.

“One of the greatest strengths of this sector is our people. We are fortunate to have a group of volunteers with an abundance of business acumen, a safety-first mentality, and a commitment to world-leading environmental performance,” said FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor. “We look forward to working with Ray, our board, and all our partners to grow opportunity in the sector and bring more Canadian forest products to Canada and the world.”

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