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Interfor Corp (IFP.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

E. Lawrence Sauder

66 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Duncan Davies

68 2000 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Martin Juravsky

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Ian Fillinger

51 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

J. Barton Bender

2015 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Mark Stock

2018 Senior Vice President - Human Resources & IT

Richard Slaco

2002 Vice President and Chief Forester

Xenia Kritsos

2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Jeane Hull

64 2014 Independent Director

Rhonda Hunter

56 2018 Independent Director

Gordon MacDougall

73 2007 Independent Director

J. Eddie McMillan

73 2006 Independent Director

Thomas Milroy

63 2016 Independent Director

Gillian Platt

65 2016 Independent Director

Curtis Stevens

66 2018 Independent Director

Douglas Whitehead

72 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

E. Lawrence Sauder

Mr. E. Lawrence Sauder serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Interfor Corporation. Mr. Sauder is the Chair and a director of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (TSX: HWD), a distributor of wood products, and a director of Metrie Canada Ltd. (formerly Sauder Industries Limited), a manufacturer and distributor of building products. From 2010 to 2018 Mr. Sauder was Chair of Metrie Canada Ltd. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Sauder was Chief Executive Officer of Metrie Canada Ltd. and from 1988 to 2014, he was President of the Sauder Group of Companies. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Police Foundation.

Duncan Davies

Mr. Duncan K. Davies is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Interfor Corporation, Mr. Davies has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Interfor since 2000. From 1998 to 2000, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Davies serves as Co-Chair of the BC Lumber Trade Council and of the Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance. He is also a Director of the Binational Softwood Lumber Council and the BC Council of Forest Industries. He was one of the founding members of the Softwood Lumber Board. Prior to joining Interfor, Mr. Davies worked as an investment banker specializing in forest products activities and with a number of other forest products companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Victoria and a Master of Science (Forestry Economics) from the University of British Columbia.

Martin Juravsky

Mr. Martin L. Juravsky is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He is a CPA, CA, joined Inter for in 2012 in a consulting capacity and took formal responsibility for the Company's corporate development activities in 2013. He has more than twenty years of experience working with some of North America's largest investment banks including Salomon Brothers/Citigroup and National Bank Financial.

Ian Fillinger

Mr. Ian M. Fillinger has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective January 1, 2020. He is currently Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He has been with Interfor since March 2005. He was appointed Senior Vice-President & Head of Operations with responsibility for the Company's manufacturing, woodlands, timber procurement and capital projects activities in December 2015 and to his current position in February 2018. He has a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University and a Diploma in Wood Products Engineering from the BC Institute of Technology.

J. Barton Bender

Mr. J. Barton (Bart) Bender is a Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company, since April 1, 2015. Mr. Bender was Senior Vice President, Operations Ainsworth Lumber Co., from 2014 to 2015, Vice President, Sales Ainsworth Lumber Co., from 2012 to 2014, General Manager, Sales Ainsworth Lumber Co., from 2002 to 2012.

Mark Stock

Mr. Mark W. Stock is a Senior Vice President - Human Resources & IT of the Company. Previously, he served as the Vice President - Human Resources of the company from 2012 to 2014. He was also the Vice President, Global Human Resources of Tree Island Industries Ltd.

Richard Slaco

Xenia Kritsos

Ms. Xenia Kritsos is a General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Interfor Corporation, since 2015. She was General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Coalspur Mines Limited, from 2013 to 2015. She was Senior Legal Counsel Hunter Dickinson Services Inc., from 2009 to 2013.

Jeane Hull

Ms. Jeane L. Hull serves as Independent Director of Interfor Corporation. Ms. Hull is currently a director of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) and Epiroc AB (STO: EPI-A). From 2011 to 2015, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Peabody Energy Corporation, a private-sector coal company. Prior to joining Peabody in 2007, she held numerous management, engineering and operations positions with Rio Tinto and its affiliates, lastly as COO of the Kennecott Utah Copper business. Prior thereto, she spent 12 years with Mobil Mining and Minerals, and Mobil Chemical Company. Ms. Hull serves on the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Council, and on the Advisory Board for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Eng.) from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Rhonda Hunter

Ms. Rhonda D. Hunter is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hunter is currently a director of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN). From 2013 to 2018, she was the Senior Vice President, Timberlands of Weyerhaeuser Company, after having held multiple operations, sales, logistics and finance roles at Weyerhaeuser since 1987. Ms. Hunter has been active in a number of industry organizations, including the American Forest Foundation (2014-2018), National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (2014-2018), Arkansas Forestry Association (2002- 2013), and Nature Conservancy of Arkansas (2007-2014). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Henderson State University and completed executive education at Harvard Business School and Duke University.

Gordon MacDougall

Mr. Gordon H. MacDougall serves as Independent Director of Interfor Corporation. Mr. MacDougall is currently a director of Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group, an asset management company. From 2006 until his retirement in 2014, he was the Vice Chair of Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. From 1986 to 2014, he was a partner at Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Partnership and Director, Head of Portfolio Strategy Team and Head of Client Solutions Team of Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. Mr. MacDougall previously served as lead director for Intrawest Corporation. He is a past Chair of the British Columbia Immigrant Investment Fund and a past Chair of the Vancouver Foundation. Mr. MacDougall holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University), Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

J. Eddie McMillan

Mr. J. Eddie McMillan serves as Independent Director of Interfor Corporation. Mr. McMillan is an independent business consultant. From 1998 until his retirement in 2002, he was Executive Vice President – Wood Products Group of Willamette Industries Inc., a forest products company. Prior to 1998, Mr. McMillan held various management positions with Willamette Industries Inc. Over the years, he has served as a director of Forest Express, Inc. and has been associated with numerous industry association boards, including the American Plywood Association, National Particleboard Association, Particleboard and MDF Institute, Southern Forest Products Association, Western Wood Products Association, National Association of Lumber Wholesalers and the American Forest and Paper Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Accounting/Business Administration) from Louisiana Tech University.

Thomas Milroy

Mr. Thomas V. Milroy serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Milroy is a director of J2 Acquisition Limited (LSE: JTWO) and has served on that board since 2017. He is also a director of Generation Capital Limited, a private investment company. Prior to that, Mr. Milroy served on the board of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX/NYSE: QSR, TSX: QSP) and one of its predecessor companies, from 2013 to 2018. He worked for BMO Financial Group from 1993 to 2015, and served as Chief Executive Officer of BMO Capital Markets from 2008 to 2014, where he was responsible for all of BMO’s business involving corporate, institutional and government clients globally. Mr. Milroy holds a Bachelor of Law and Master of Law from Cambridge University, an LLB from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Milroy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Gillian Platt

Ms. Gillian L. Platt is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Platt is a non-executive director and Senior Independent Director of CRH plc (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH), an Irish based building materials group and has served on that board since January 2017. From 2014 to 2016, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Finning International Inc. (TSX: FTT) with global responsibility for human resources, talent development and corporate communications. Prior to joining Finning, Ms. Platt was Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs and Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development at Aviva, a multinational insurance company. She served as Vice President, Human Resources Planning and Development for Hudson’s Bay Company and Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Human Resources for Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Ms. Platt holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto.

Curtis Stevens

Mr. Curtis M. Stevens is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stevens is a director of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE: NX) and has served on that board since 2010. He served as the CEO and a director of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX), a building materials manufacturer, from 2012 until his retirement in June 2017. Mr. Stevens served as Louisiana-Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President (2011 to 2012), Chief Financial Officer (1997 to 2011) and Executive Vice President, Administration (2002 to 2011). Mr. Stevens served as Chair of the Forest Products Association of Canada (2015 to 2017) and as a board member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (2014 to 2017). Mr. Stevens holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Douglas Whitehead

Mr. Douglas W. G. (Doug) Whitehead serves as Independent Director of Interfor Corporation. Mr. Whitehead is currently lead director of Kal Tire Ltd. and a director of Belkorp Industries Inc. From 2008 to 2019 Mr. Whitehead was a director of Finning International Inc. (TSX: FTT) (“Finning”). From 2008 to 2016 and from 2017 to 2019, Mr. Whitehead was Board Chair of Finning, and from 2000 to 2008 he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Finning. Prior to joining Finning, Mr. Whitehead held a number of senior executive positions with Fletcher Challenge Canada, including President and Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Crown Packaging Division. Previously, he served as director of Inmet Mining Corporation, Ballard Power Systems Inc., Terasen Inc., Fletcher Challenge Canada, Finlay Forest Industries, Timberwest Forest Limited and Kinder Morgan, Inc. Mr. Whitehead holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree (Civil Engineering) from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

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