Western Forest Products Inc.

Western Forest Products Inc.

June 29, 2009 17:26 ET

Western Forest Products Announces Departure of COO

DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) ("Western") today announced that Duncan Kerr, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has left the company effective immediately. Stephen Frasher, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I would like to thank Duncan for his efforts while at Western and wish him every success in the future."

Mr. Kerr joined the company in August 2005 and oversaw the operations of the company.

Western Forest Products

Western is an integrated Canadian forest products company and the largest coastal British Columbia woodland operator and lumber producer with an annual available harvest of approximately 7.4 million cubic metres of timber of which approximately 7.1 million cubic metres is from Crown lands and lumber capacity in excess of 1.6 billion board feet from eight sawmills and four remanufacturing plants. Principal activities conducted by the Company include timber harvesting, reforestation, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips and value-added remanufacturing. Substantially all of Western's operations, employees and corporate facilities are located in the coastal region of British Columbia while its products are sold in over 30 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

  • Western Forest Products Inc.
    Stephen Frasher
    President & CEO
    (604) 899-3752
    Western Forest Products Inc.
    Gary Ley
    (604) 787-5467