Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western”) have announced 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 are consistent with Western’s ongoing Board renewal and succession process and demonstrates Western’s commitment to strong corporate governance practices. With the appointment of Mr. Krotowski and Mr. Williamson, four new members will have joined Western’s Board in the past two years.
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.
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.
Western is an integrated forest products company building a margin-focused log and lumber business to compete successfully in global softwood markets.