Canfor Pulp, the city's largest employer in the wood products sector, has changed leaders.
It was announced by the company on Thursday that Canfor Pulp's president and CEO Joe Nemeth is stepping aside and Canfor president and CEO Don Kayne will take over CEO duties for all sides of the Canfor's corporate organization while the company's executive vice-president of operations, Brett Robinson, will become president of Canfor Pulp.
Robinson previously held the position of general manager for Intercontinental and Prince George Pulp and Paper, both facilities based in this city.
According to a Canfor statement issued Thursday, this leadership change came "following the decision earlier this year to integrate the management of Canfor Corporation [in order] to maximize efficiency and cost synergies."
Nemeth has agreed to remain involved with the company's leadership transition through to the end of September.
Nemeth assumed leadership of Canfor Pulp in May 2010. "The company appreciates his many achievements since that time," said Kayne. Joe has been an instrumental part in leading the company through successive profitable quarters and has put together a great team. His leadership and guidance will be missed.