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GreenFirst names new paper mill CEO, completes operational decentralization

January 16, 2024  By P&PC Staff

GreenFirst Forest Products has named Terry Skiffington as the chief executive officer of its paper mill division. The company has also successfully completed the previously announced decentralization of its lumber mill and paper mill operations.

Skiffington is a skilled executive with a broad range of experience in the pulp and paper sector in Canada and globally.

The company shares in a press statement that the strategic decision to decentralize the businesses and management is expected to improve the ability to focus on the unique aspects of each business, provide for more efficient decision-making processes and to allow for increased entrepreneurialism and cost-control measures.


“The successful decentralization of our lumber mill and paper mill businesses signifies a pivotal moment in our history. I am tremendously proud of the team for their efforts,” Paul Rivett, executive chair of GreenFirst. “We are excited to welcome Terry as CEO of Kapuskasing paper mill as he brings a valuable wealth of knowledge and experience with him.”

“The completion of the decentralization and the appointment of Terry as CEO of the Kapuskasing paper mill will allow both businesses to focus on improving operational efficiencies going forward,” said Joel Fournier, CEO of GreenFirst. “We are pleased to welcome Terry. His leadership and expertise in the pulp and paper industry will be an excellent addition to the Kapuskasing paper mill.”

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