Chairman of the Board
Conrad Pinette was born in Manitoba, relocated to British Columbia in 1950 and educated at Private Schools in British Columbia and a program at UBC. He completed four years of a five Program in Forestry and Business Administration at UBC before returning to Williams Lake, BC to manage Family Businesses. Mr. Pinette sold the Family Forest Products business to British Columbia Forest Products Limited in 1982 and continued in Senior Executive positions with BCFP and Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited until 1990.
Mr. Pinette joined Lignum Limited, a private forest products company, in 1990 as President and Chief Operating Officer. When it was sold to Riverside Forest Products Limited in December 2004, he continueed as Executive Vice President of Riverside until it was acquired by Tolko Industries Ltd in October 2005. He assisted Tolko in the integration of Riverside and Tolko from October 2005 to December 2006.
A professional Director for a number of Forest Industry Public Companies and Mining Industry Companies from 1985 through 2011, Mr. Pinette was also Chairman of Finning Inernational Inc. from 2005 to 2011.
He is currently a Director of Canfor Corporation, Canfor Pulp Inc., Cariboo Foundation and the VGH and UBC Prostate Advisory Board.