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Western Forest Products Inc. announces two new directors to board

The changes announced on Mar. 5 are consistent with Western's ongoing Board renewal and succession process.

March 8, 2021  by CM Staff

VANCOUVER — Western Forest Products Inc. announced on Mar. 5 that Mr. James Arthurs and Mr. Lee Doney will not be standing for re-election as directors at Western’s Annual and Special Meeting on May 6, 2021, and that Mr. Randy Krotowski and Mr. John Williamson have been appointed as independent directors to Western’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Arthurs and Mr. Doney have been members of the Board since July 2004. The changes announced on Mar. 5 are consistent with Western’s ongoing Board renewal and succession process. With the appointment of Mr. Krotowski and Mr. Williamson, four new members will have joined Western’s Board in the past two years.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mr. Arthurs and Mr. Doney for the dedication and significant contributions they brought to the Board over the last 16 years”, said Mr. Michael Waites, Chairman of Western. “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Krotowski and Mr. Williamson to the Board. Their extensive skill sets and expertise will further complement our current Board members, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute on our strategy, drive growth and build long-term shareholder value.”

Mr. Krotowski has held the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Caterpillar and Chief Information Officer at Chevron’s Global Exploration and Production business. He previously held various senior management positions with Chevron Corporation and has served as an advisor to several Silicon Valley technology companies. Mr. Krotowski has extensive experience in digital strategy development and transformation execution, operations management and supply chain optimization. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

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Mr. Williamson is the past President and CEO of Atkore International Group Inc. He previously held various senior executive positions at ITT Corporation and Danaher Corporation. Mr. Williamson brings 30 years’ experience in manufacturing operations and has extensive expertise in the building products segment, acquisitions and international business. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the California State University Fullerton.