Forest Products Association of Canada

Forest Products Association of Canada

Mr. Brad Thorlakson

Chair of the Board

Forest Products Association of Canada welcomes Mr. Brad Thorlakson as its new Chair.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Derek Nighbor, Chief Executive Officer of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce that Brad Thorlakson, President and CEO of Tolko Industries, has been appointed FPAC’s new Chair of the Board, effective May 18, 2017.

Mr. Thorlakson will succeed Mr. Curt Stevens, President, and CEO of Louisiana-Pacific, who was FPAC’s Chair for the past two years. The Board and team at FPAC express our sincere thanks to Curt for his leadership and dedication to driving positive environmental and economic outcomes for Canada’s forest sector and its workers.

Mr. Thorlakson represents the third generation of family leadership since Tolko was founded in 1956. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He began his career at the Lavington Planer Mill and progressed through the company to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales before becoming President and CEO in February 2010.

Mr. Thorlakson studied Business Administration at Okanagan University College in Vernon, British Columbia.