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Spotlight on excellence: Nick Reinhardt

CFI's Top 20 Under 40 awardee

December 7, 2023  By  Jennifer Ellson

Nick Reinhardt

In our 11th edition of the Top 20 Under 40 award, Canadian Forest Industries is shining a spotlight on the next-gen leaders who are making waves in our industry. These young champions are not just rising stars – they’re innovators, change-makers, mentors, and community builders. Over the next 20 weeks, we’ll introduce you to each of the 2023 winners.

Today, let’s get to know Nick Reinhardt, head of product and process development, Chartwell Resource Group in North Vancouver, B.C.

The 37-year-old is a professional forester, project manager, and now Chartwell’s head of product and process development.

Nick’s ability to connect with others and give back through mentorship sets him apart, says co-worker Kari Zuehlke. As mentor within the company and with young workers at UBC and at the Forest Professionals BC, Nick never hesitates to share his knowledge and expertise, helping others to develop valuable skills and achieve their career goals.


Nick’s forward-thinking approach has allowed him to embrace new technology and help drive progress with tasks like data collection, to streamline fieldwork and mapping. He works closely with GIS and development teams to explore innovative solutions to challenges and help keep Chartwell Resource Group at the forefront of advancements in the industry, adds Zuehlke.

Beyond professional achievements, Nick’s genuine kindness and welcoming demeanor help to create a great work environment. He goes above and beyond to help colleagues and believes in collaboration which benefits the whole team.

Next week we will showcase the achievements of winner Kate Schilling.


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