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Western Forest Products Inc (WEF.TO)

WEF.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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23 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Doney

67 2014 Chairman of the Board

Donald Demens

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Williams

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Bradley Kirkbride

2017 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Jennifer Foster

2015 Vice President of Human Resources

Richard Forgaard

2014 Vice President - Manufacturing

Shannon Janzen

2013 Vice President and Chief Forester

Robert Regner

2017 Vice President - Timberlands

Alyce Harper

2018 Senior Director - Legal & Corporate Secretary

Daniel Nocente

62 2015 Lead Independent Director

James Arthurs

59 2004 Independent Director

Jane Bird

56 2015 Independent Director

Michael Waites

64 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Doney

Mr. Lee Doney is Independent Chairman of the Board of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Doney is a consultant through his company, RLD Strategies Ltd, the Chairman of the Board of Columbia Power Corporation, Chair of the Board of Directors of the College of New Caledonia and independent consultant working in public policy and industrial relations. Mr. Doney was a Deputy Minister in the British Columbia Government for over 15 years and served in a number of other posts in the government. He was Deputy Minister of Skills and Development and Labour from June 2001 until April 2004. Mr. Doney’s previous responsibilities include: Deputy Minister of Forests; Chief Executive Officer of Forest Renewal British Columbia; Interim Chairman, Industry Training and Apprenticeship Commission; Chair of the Board of WorkSafeBC; Chief Executive Officer of the BC Labour Force Development Board; Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Governors; Executive Director to the Provincial Round Table on the Environment and the Economy; and Executive Director for the BC Treaty Commission. Mr. Doney holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University.

Donald Demens

Mr. Donald Eugene Demens is President, Chief Executive Officer of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Demens is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Prior to this, Mr. Demens served in a number of roles for the Corporation including: President since July 2012; Chief Operating Officer since June 2011; Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing since August 2009; and Senior Vice President, Western Red Cedar and Custom Cut since April 2009. Over the span of his 30-year career in the coastal forestry industry, Mr. Demens has successfully assumed progressively senior positions in Sales and Manufacturing including with International Forest Products (Interfor) in Canada and Japan. Mr. Demens is Chairman of the Coast Forest Products Association and is a Director of the Softwood Lumber Board. Mr. Demens holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Stephen Williams

Mr. Stephen D. A. Williams is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Williams’ career in the lumber industry spans more than 20 years. He previously served as the Vice President, Finance & Administration at Interfor Corporation. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Bradley Kirkbride

Mr. Bradley Kirkbride is Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company. He has been President, Mary’s River Lumber Company (Corvallis, OR).

Jennifer Foster

Ms. Jennifer Foster is Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Foster is responsible for the Company’s human resource strategy, programs and initiatives. Ms. Foster has 18 years of Human Resource experience, with the last ten years as Vice President of Human Resources for Stackpole International, a global manufacturing company based out of Ontario. Ms. Foster holds an Honours Bachelor of Psychology from University of Waterloo, and an MBA in Strategic Management and Organizational Behaviour/Industrial Relations from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Ontario.

Richard Forgaard

Mr. Richard Orval Forgaard is Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company., since October 2014. Mr. Forgaard has more than 30 years of forest industry experience in the Pacific Northwest including 9 years on the Coast of British Columbia. He now oversees all of the Company’s manufacturing operations, with a focus on safety and margin improvement, and the implementation of significant capital programs to deliver top quartile results. Mr. Forgaard has a diploma in Wood Products Manufacturing from the B.C. Institute of Technology.

Shannon Janzen

Ms. Shannon Janzen is Vice President and Chief Forester of Western Forest Products Inc. In her previous role as Manager, Strategic Planning, Ms. Janzen established strategic relationships with First Nations, Environmental groups and various levels of Government on the coast of B.C. Ms. Janzen now oversees our strategic business investments on crown lands and ensures Western continues to demonstrate sustainability throughout our operations and through the safe management of our forest tenures. Ms. Janzen is a Registered Professional Forester and holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Northern B.C.

Robert Regner

Mr. Robert Regner is Vice President - Timberlands of the Company. He served as Region Operations Manager, Northern US & Canada for Halliburton Energy Services (“Haliburton”) until January, 2015; Region Operations Manager, Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa for Haliburton until July 2016; Director, Global Operations for Haliburton until September 2017.

Alyce Harper

Mr. Alyce Harper is Senior Director - Legal & Corporate Secretary of the Company.

Daniel Nocente

Mr. Daniel Louis Nocente has been appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Until September 2012, Mr. Nocente was Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking with National Bank Financial Inc. Previously, he was Vice Chairman and BC Geography Head with RBC Dominion Securities. Mr. Nocente currently sits on the Vancouver Coastal Health Board and is Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is also currently Chairman of Savary Gold Inc., a gold exploration company with assets in Burkina Faso, Africa. He has also served as Director and Audit Committee member of Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Director and Audit Committee Chair with Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc., Chair of St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Chairman of the Nature Trust of BC, Vice Chair and Director of Providence Healthcare, Director and Head of the Governance Committee with the Arts Club Theatre Company, and was a member of the YMCA Cabinet. Mr. Nocente holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC and has completed the Leadership in Professional Services Firms course at the Harvard Business School.

James Arthurs

Mr. James (Jim) D. Arthurs is Independent Director of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Arthurs is Executive Vice President, Electronics Group for Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a developer and supplier of natural gas engine technologies, and a member of the board of directors of Cummins Westport Inc. Mr. Arthurs was Chairman of Cummins Westport Inc. from 2015 to 2017 and President of Cummins Westport Inc. from 2012 to 2013. He was Executive Vice President, Heavy Duty Systems for Westport Innovations Inc. from 2014 to 2017, and Vice President, Cryogenic Systems for Westport Innovations Inc. from 2011 to 2012. Previously, he was a Managing Partner with i3 Transition Partners, a Vancouver-based management consulting firm. Prior to this, Mr. Arthurs was Senior Vice President, North American Operations, Integrated Paving Concepts Inc., a manufacturer of equipment, tooling and high technology coatings for the decorative asphalt industry from 2004 to 2009. He was Managing Director, Operations, for The Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada’s largest privately-held companies, from 2002 through 2004. Mr. Arthurs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jane Bird

Ms. Jane Marie Bird is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bird is a Senior Business Advisor with Bennett Jones LLP, focusing on complex public and private infrastructure initiatives. Prior to this, Ms. Bird completed an engagement with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development in London, UK, where she was responsible for the renewal of Canada House on Trafalgar Square. Ms. Bird was formerly CEO of Columbia Power Corporation, a BC crown corporation that develops and operates hydroelectric generation facilities. Ms. Bird was also CEO of Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc. Prior to her career in infrastructure, Ms. Bird practiced law. Ms. Bird is a Director of Canada Infrastructure Bank and Global Container Terminals Inc. Ms. Bird holds a law degree from the University of Dalhousie, and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Michael Waites

Mr. Michael T. Waites is Independent Director of Western Forest Products Inc. Mr. Waites currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, Inc., and is Chair of its Audit Committee. Mr. Waites also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for HudBay, and is a member of both its Audit and Technical Committees. Previously, Mr. Waites served as President and CEO of Finning International Inc. from 2008 through to retirement in 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Waites was Executive Vice President and CFO of Finning. He has also held senior positions with Canadian Pacific Railway and Chevron Canada Resources. Mr. Waites holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Master of Arts, Graduate Studies in Economics from the University of Calgary. He has also completed the Executive Program at the University of Michigan Business School.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Lee Doney

266,000

Donald Demens

2,086,410

Stephen Williams

1,110,830

Bradley Kirkbride

--

Jennifer Foster

648,828

Richard Forgaard

830,181

Shannon Janzen

727,883

Robert Regner

--

Alyce Harper

--

Daniel Nocente

116,000

James Arthurs

110,000

Jane Bird

90,000

Michael Waites

96,000
As Of  30 Dec 2017