People: West Fraser Timber Co Ltd (WFTBF.PK)

WFTBF.PK on OTC Markets Group

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12 Feb 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Ketcham

66 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Edward Seraphim

55 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Larry Hughes

63 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

David Lehane

2007 Vice President - Canadian Woodlands Operations

Sean McLaren

2010 Vice President - U.S. Lumber Operations

Rodger Hutchinson

2013 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Christopher McIver

2010 Vice President - Lumber Sales and Corporate Development

Raymond Ferris

2009 Vice President - Wood Products

James Gorman

2015 Vice President - Corporate and Government Relations

Peter Rippon

2010 Vice President - Pulp and Energy

Russell Wiggins

2014 Vice President - Operations Controller

Maureen Kuper

2007 Treasurer

Tom Theodorakis

2013 Assistant Secretary

Robert Phillips

64 2008 Lead Independent Director

Clark Binkley

65 1992 Independent Director

J. Duncan Gibson

65 1997 Independent Director

Harald Ludwig

60 1995 Independent Director

Gerald Miller

59 2014 Independent Director

Janice Rennie

58 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Ketcham

Mr. Henry H. Ketcham has been re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective April 19, 2016. He was Executive Chairman of the Board of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Mr. Ketcham was the President until April 2012 and retired from the position of Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2013 when his title as Chairman was redesignated as Executive Chairman. He is also a director and shareholder of Ketcham Investments, Inc., which owns 6,662,718 Common shares and 1,743,228 Class B Common shares of the Company. Mr. Ketcham has been actively involved with the Company since 1973. He is a director of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and is immediate past Chairman of the B.C. Business Council.

Edward Seraphim

Mr. Edward R. Seraphim is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Mr. Seraphim holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of B.C. He is a Chartered Accountant and the President and Chief Executive Officer. Before February 15, 2007 Mr. Seraphim was Vice-President, Pulp & Paper Sales and on that date he was appointed Vice-President, Pulp & Paper, a position which he held until July 1, 2010. He was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer from July 1, 2010 to April 19, 2012 when he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. On March 1, 2013 Mr. Seraphim became the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Seraphim is Chairman of the B.C. Council of Forest Industries and acts as West Fraser’s representative in a number of industry related associations including the Forest Products Association of Canada, Alberta Forest Products Association and the Softwood Lumber Board.

Larry Hughes

Mr. Larry S. Hughes is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Before September 1, 2007 was Secretary and a partner in the law firm Lang Michener LLP.

David Lehane

Mr. David P. Lehane is Vice President - Canadian Woodlands Operations of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Before September 15, 2007 was Operations Manager, Solid Wood.

Sean McLaren

Mr. Sean P. McLaren is Vice President - U.S. Lumber Operations of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Mr. Sean was previously General Manager, Wood Products for the Company's U.S. operations. Sean will continue to be situated at the Company's U.S. regional office in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rodger Hutchinson

Mr. Rodger M. Hutchinson is Vice President, Corporate Controller of West Fraster Timber Co Ltd.

Christopher McIver

Mr. Christopher D. McIver is Vice President - Lumber Sales and Corporate Development of West Fraster Timber Co Ltd. From January 2005 to December 2005 was Lumber Sales Manager and before January 2005 was MDF Operations Manager.

Raymond Ferris

Mr. Raymond W. Ferris is Vice President - Wood Products of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Before September 15, 2007 was Operations Manager, Solid Wood.

James Gorman

Mr. James Gorman has been appointed as Vice President - Corporate and Government Relations of the Company effective May 19, 2015. Mr. Gorman will join West Fraser after having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Forest Industries since 2013. Prior to joining COFI, Mr. Gorman served in a number of senior leadership roles with the Government of British Columbia.

Peter Rippon

Mr. Peter A. Rippon is Vice President - Pulp and Energy of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Peter was previously Operations Manager, Mechanical Pulp and Energy.

Russell Wiggins

Maureen Kuper

Ms. Maureen F. Kuper is Treasurer of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Before April 25, 2007 was Manager, Treasury Operations.

Tom Theodorakis

Robert Phillips

Mr. Robert Lawrence Phillips, QC, is Lead Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Mr. Phillips holds a B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and an LL.B., both from the University of Alberta. Before July 2004, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the BCR Group of Companies, which was involved in rail transportation and marine terminal operations. Before joining BCR, he was Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for MacMillan Bloedel Limited, and has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the PTI Group Inc. and Dreco Energy Services Ltd. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in Alberta in 1991. In February 2008 Mr. Phillips was designated by the Board to serve as Lead Director and in that capacity he serves as Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee. Mr. Phillips is also a member of the Compensation Committee. He is a director of the following public corporations: Canadian National Railway Company, Canadian Western Bank, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and Precision Drilling Corporation

Clark Binkley

Dr. Clark S. Binkley is Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. In 2012 Dr. Binkley was appointed Chief Investment Officer of GreenWood Resources, Inc., a timberland investment management organization. Prior to that time, he was the Managing Director of International Forestry Investment Advisors, LLC, a firm he founded in 2005 to provide timberland investment advisory services to qualified investors. Between 1998 and 2005, he was Senior Vice-President of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., a timberland investment company and previously he was the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of B.C. in Vancouver. Dr. Binkley holds an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in engineering from Harvard University as well as a Ph.D. from Yale University in forestry and environmental studies. Dr. Binkley is the Chairman of the Safety & Environment Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and of the Governance & Nominating Committee.

J. Duncan Gibson

Mr. J. Duncan Gibson is Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Since November 2001, he has been a business investor. He was formerly Vice Chairman of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. He has served as a director of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. and Futuremed Healthcare Corporation. Mr. Gibson is a member of the Audit Committee, the Safety & Environment Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.

Harald Ludwig

Mr. Harald Horst Ludwig is Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. He is President of Macluan Capital Corporation, a diversified private equity investment company. Mr. Ludwig is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee. He is also a director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Seaspan Corporation and Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited and is also a member of the Advisory Board of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (private equity) and a governor of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. (See “Our Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures – Composition of the Board” on page 22). Mr. Ludwig is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and holds an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Gerald Miller

Mr. Gerald J. Miller is Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Prior to which he was the Director of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of B.C. and is a Chartered Accountant who retired from West Fraser on July 31, 2011 after a 25-year career. Mr. Miller is a member of the Safety & Environment Committee. Mr. Miller was a key member of West Fraser’s senior executive team and served in a number of executive positions including as Executive Vice-President, Pulp & Paper, Executive Vice-President, Operations and Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, the position that he held at the time of his retirement. Mr. Miller is also a trustee of Granite Real Estate Investment Trust.

Janice Rennie

Ms. Janice Gaye Rennie is Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Ms. Rennie earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is currently a corporate director. From September 7, 2004 to September 9, 2005 she was the Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness of EPCOR Utilities Inc., a provider of energy, water and energy-related services and products, on whose board she served for over 10 years. Before September 7, 2004, she was the Principal of Rennie & Associates, which provided investment and related advice to small and mid-sized companies. Ms. Rennie is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and of the Governance & Nominating Committee. She is a director of the following public corporations: Major Drilling Group International Inc., Methanex Corporation, Teck Resources Limited and WestJet Airlines Ltd.
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