February 22, 2016 - Conifex Timber Inc. recently appointed Tom Reed to its Board of Directors.Reed has extensive background and experience in the forest products sector in the U.S. South.
In 2015, Reed was vice-president of resources in Plum Creek Timber Inc.'s Atlantic South region and oversaw sustainable forest management in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Reed began his career in 1973 with Champion International, where he was serving as vice-president of forest resources when International Paper acquired the company in 2000. He joined Plum Creek Timber Inc. in 2001.
Reed currently serves as chairman of Forest Resources Association Inc. and on the boards of the Florida Forestry Association and Georgia Forestry Association, as well as on the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust board.
“Based on the time we have spent with Tom over the past several months, we are pleased to have Tom's industry experience and knowledge available to us, particularly during discussions about the timing and scope of our future expansion into the U.S. South.,” said Ken Shields, CEO for Conifex.
About Conifex Timber Inc.
Conifex and its subsidiaries' primary business currently includes timber harvesting, reforestation, forest management, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips, and value added lumber finishing and distribution. Conifex's lumber products are sold in the United States, Chinese, Canadian and Japanese markets. Conifex has expanded its operations to include bioenergy production following the commencement of commercial operations of its power generation facility at Mackenzie, British Columbia.
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Conifex appoints new director
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