Wood Business

Next-gen leaders: Meet Trevor Reid

November 12, 2019
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff

Each year, Canadian Forest Industries is proud to highlight 10 men and women under 40 who exemplify the best of Canada’s forest industry. Our seventh annual Top 10 Under 40 consists of inspiring young men and women who represent every aspect of the forest sector, and love what they do.

To acknowledge and highlight each winner’s contributions, CFI will feature one of 2019’s winners every week for the next 10 weeks.

This week, we introduce our readers to Trevor Reid, general manager of Dunkley Lumber – Edgewood Division in Carrot River, Sask.

Since he was 19, Trevor Reid has been working in the wood products industry, starting as a junior woodlands accountant with the Slocan Group in Mackenzie, B.C. After a few years with the company, he was recruited to Saskatchewan and has held a variety of roles in forestry companies since then.

Now 39 years old, Trevor joined Edgewood Forest Products as the general manager in 2015 and has overseen the growth of the mill from 70 to 130 million board feet per year, while maintaining a sharp focus on safety and cleanliness, says Kris Hayman, Trevor’s supervisor.

“Trevor is an excellent communicator, takes proactive steps to improve all aspects of the operation and can be counted on to motivate and mentor each member of his team at Edgewood,” Hayman says. “Over the past four years that I have had the pleasure of working with Trevor, he has shown a strong desire to learn and grow as a leader in the wood products manufacturing industry.

“His steady and positive manner gives those under his charge the confidence to explore new ideas and opportunities to further improve the operation,” Hayman adds.

With a background in finance and forestry, Trevor has an excellent base of knowledge, and has continued to expand his knowledge by taking several courses, including CGA studies, public speaking courses, and becoming a designated professional director. His education serves him well as a member of the board of the Sakâw Askiy Management Corporation, a partnership of six forest companies including Edgewood and two First Nations partners who jointly manage a Saskatchewan forest management area (FMA).

Outside of the industry, Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife, Renee, and their three young children, watching and coaching their sports and activities.

Up next: we showcase the achievements of winners Ryan, Kyle & Garth Holtom.