Pulp and Paper Canada

New VP Finance/CFO for West Fraser

March 14, 2017  By P&PC Staff

Mar. 14, 2017 – Larry Hughes, vice-president finance and CFO of West Fraser, will retire at the end of the month.

Taking over the position will be Chris Virostek, a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA, who has held a number of senior financial roles at Masonite International Corporation since 2002, most recently as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development.

West Fraser says Hughes will remain with the company until the end of June to help with the transition and thereafter may provide advisory services to West Fraser’s management.


“Larry has contributed greatly to West Fraser during his 10 years as part of our senior executive team,” said Ted Seraphim, president and CEO. “Before joining West Fraser, he was our outside legal counsel and served on our Board from 2002 to 2005. Larry has played a pivotal role in the growth of West Fraser and we have all benefitted from his practical approach and thoughtful advice.”

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company, producing lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips and energy with facilities across western Canada and the southern United States.

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