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Resolute appoints new president of wood products


December 18, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Resolute Forest Products has appointed Hugues Simon as president of the wood products division as of Mar. 1, 2021.

Simon begins his new post the same day that Remi G. Lalonde, currently Resolute’s chief financial officer, assumes the position of president and chief executive officer. Simon will report to Lalonde.

Simon, a native of Quebec, most recently served as president of BarretteWood, a producer of value-added wood products with operations in Canada and the United States.

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Previously, Simon worked for Resolute and its predecessor companies for seven years in corporate and division-based functions. Earlier in his career, he worked for a number of other forest products companies. Simon is a graduate of Sherbrooke University and is a certified public accountant.

“I am pleased to welcome Hugues back to Resolute. He is a strong, dynamic leader with depth of wood products experience and a record of delivering superior results,” says Lalonde.

“Resolute’s wood products business, already the largest east of the Canadian Rockies, will continue to be a focus of growth, and Hugues possesses the right skill-set and drive to propel the business forward.”