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Kevin McKinley appointed CWC president and CEO

September 30, 2019  By Canadian Wood Council

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) announced Kevin McKinley as president and CEO, effective Sept. 30. Kevin is a highly experienced and well-regarded leader, with previous work experience at the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the Standards Council of Canada.

Rick Jeffery, Interim President of the CWC, welcomed Kevin to his new role: “Kevin’s appointment will be an excellent fit with the strategic direction of the CWC and the Wood WORKS! Program.”

Rick added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as Interim President and cannot think of a better candidate to fill this leadership position.”

Eric Paradis, Chair of the CWC Board and a member of the HR Committee, said, “On behalf of the CWC Board and Staff, we very much appreciate Rick’s service since his appointment last year. As part of the HR Hiring Committee, I am delighted to welcome Kevin McKinley to the CWC. He will be an excellent addition to the outstanding Staff at CWC.”


As President and CEO of the CWC, Kevin will be the primary liaison with stakeholders and will advocate for the positive benefits of using wood products in construction.

Kevin added, “I’m looking forward to working with Canada’s wood industry and stakeholders. Wood construction is the safe and sustainable solution for development. New and exciting designs in residential, commercial and tall building construction present tremendous opportunities across the country.”

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