Don Demens

President & Chief Executive Officer at Western Forest Products, Inc.

Don Demens

Don Demens

President & Chief Executive Officer at Western Forest Products, Inc.

Biography

Currently, Donald Eugene Demens is President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Western Forest Products, Inc. He is also on the board of The Council of Forest Industries and Softwood Lumber Board and Chairman of Coast Forest Products Association. Mr. Demens previously held the position of General Manager for Interfor Corp. and General Manager for Andersen Pacific Forest Products Ltd. Mr. Demens received an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia.

Overview
Career Highlights

Western Forest Products, Inc.

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128

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1962

Age

59

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Western Forest Products, Inc.

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Western Forest Products, Inc.

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President at Public Sector Employers' Council Secretariat

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Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Western Forest Products, Inc.

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Senior Director, Communications at Western Forest Products, Inc.

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Former Vice Chairman & Head-BC Geography at RBC Dominion Securities (United Kingdom)

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Community Director at Simon Fraser University

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Chief Executive Officer at Finning International Inc.

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Executive Vice President at Westport Fuel Systems, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

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Don Demens
President & Chief Executive Officer at Western Forest Products, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Commerce

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2009 - Current

Western Forest Products, Inc. is a forest products company, which manufactures wood products and manages forests. It engages in the sale of lumber and logs, which includes timber harvesting, sawmilling logs into specialty lumber and value added lumber remanufacturing. Its products include outdoor living, home components, millwork, industrial, and non-residential. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

General Manager
2008 - 2008

Andersen Pacific Forest Products Ltd. manufactures and markets finest lumber wood products. The company was founded by Charles Andersen in 1993 and is headquartered in Maple Ridge, Canada.

General Manager
2004 - 2006

At home around the world, International Forest Products (IFP) has become a leader in the international forest products trade. It is a company in which "think global, act local" is more than just a working philosophy. It is a way of life. IFP's understanding of local customs, currencies and business practices are essential to its mission-which is to provide world class service in sourcing and marketing forest products worldwide. To accomplish this mission, IFP provides solutions for sales and marketing, transportation and logistics, and finance for suppliers and converters in the forest products industry. In addition, they provide expertise as well as professional advice on the technical and legal considerations of a transaction. IFP works with suppliers and customers as a true business partner, in reality and not just in name, and brings to the boardroom table a distinct advantage over competitors of comparable size and clout. As one of the few remaining privately owned, family operated international forest product companies, IFP is structured to operate seamlessly with a client. Without corporate borders to interfere with good decision making. Without management boundaries to restrict the exchange of new ideas. And without stockholders and investors to limit vision and growth. Customary for the company, IFP offers a world of possibilities

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