Western Forest Products Appoints Two to Board of Directors

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Vancouver, BC—Western Forest Products Inc., located here, announced recently that James Arthurs and Lee Doney will not be standing for re-election as directors at Western’s Annual and Special Meeting on May 6, 2021, and that Randy Krotowski and John Williamson have been appointed as independent directors to Western’s board of directors.

Arthurs and Doney have been members of the board since July 2004. The changes announced recently are consistent with Western’s ongoing board renewal and succession process and demonstrates Western’s commitment to strong corporate governance practices. 

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Mr. Arthurs and Mr. Doney for the dedication and significant contributions they brought to the board over the last 16 years,” said Michael Waites, chairman of Western. “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Krotowski and Mr. Williamson to the board. Their extensive skill-sets and expertise will further complement our current board members, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute on our strategy, drive growth and build long-term shareholder value.” 

Krotowski has held the position of vice president and chief information officer at Caterpillar and chief information officer at Chevron’s Global Exploration and Production business. He previously held various senior management positions with Chevron Corporation and has served as an advisor to several Silicon Valley technology companies. 

Williamson is the past president and CEO of Atkore International Group Inc. He previously held various senior executive positions at ITT Corporation and Danaher Corporation. 

Western is an integrated forest products company building a margin-focused log and lumber business to compete successfully in global Softwood markets.

For more information, go to www.westernforest.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

The premier online information source for the forest products industry since 1927.

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