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Rick Doman appointed CEO of GreenFirst

June 28, 2021  By GreenFirst Forest Products

GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. announces that, effective today, Rick Doman has replaced Larry G. Swets, Jr. as chief executive officer of GreenFirst and Paul Rivett has replaced Kyle Cerminara as chairman of the board of directors of GreenFirst. Both Swets, Jr. and Cerminara will remain on the board.

These changes were determined to be in the best interests of the company going forward as GreenFirst transitions to a lumber and forestry company and moves towards the closing of the previously announced asset purchase transaction involving the acquisition of lumber and forestry assets of certain subsidiaries of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.

Doman is seasoned executive with over 45 years of forestry and lumber experience, including with Doman Industries (currently named Western Forest Products Inc.). Doman also founded EACOM Timber Corporation where he served as the CEO, president and chief executive officer and has been a director of GreenFirst since October 2020.

Paul Rivett is the co-owner of Nordstar Capital, which recently acquired Torstar Corporation. Rivett is the chairman and co-proprietor of Torstar Corporation. Prior to this, Rivett was president of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and vice-president and chief operating officer of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd. Rivett also sits on several boards, including Recipe Unlimited Corporation, VerticalScope Holdings, Inc. and Chorus Aviation, Inc. He has been a director of GreenFirst since Oct. 22, 2020.


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