Fibre Availability and Access: Challenges and Opportunities
Doug Routledge, Vice President – Council of Forest Industries
Rob McCurdy, CEO – Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group
Rob was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle in August 2012. Rob’s international career has spanned the chemical, construction materials and mining industries in Canada, the USA, Asia and Europe in successively senior roles. Before joining Pinnacle, Rob spent over twelve years with a world leading producer of building materials. Most recently he was their Managing Director for India, overseeing 80 manufacturing plants nationwide in a fast growing market. He was responsible for turning this newly acquired business around financially and setting the course to double its size in 5 years. Prior to this, Rob was based in Paris where he served as the corporate Vice President of Quality, Manufacturing and Vertical Integration for this global business. Rob earned his B.Sc with Honors from Queens University in 1980 and his EMBA from Carnegie Mellon in 1997.
Dave Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister – Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations