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Executive Leadership
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Scott Bax 

Chief Executive Officer

For more than 25 years Scott has worked across the forest products industry in diverse leadership roles including forest management and harvest operations, mill operations and residual based renewable energy products (wood pellets) as well as major capital projects execution and commissioning. As the Chief Executive for One Sky Forest Products, Scott is responsible for the people, culture, and operational execution of all aspects of One Sky’s business. Scott is passionate about Team and believes in leading with empathy while fostering a strong performance management culture that is based on candor, respect and accountability.

 

Prior to joining One Sky, Scott served as the Chief Operating Officer at Pinnacle Renewable Energy. During his tenure there, Scott helped lead Pinnacle’s growth as a wood pellet producer from 800,000 MT of annual production to becoming the world’s second largest wood pellet producer with production capacity of 2.8 MM MT/yr and annual revenue exceeding $400MM.  A champion of safety driven cultures and enthusiastic leader, Scott was integral in the planning, construction, commissioning, and product sales from numerous green field facilities across North America.

 

Scott holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, a Master of Forestry from the University of Alberta and a B.Sc. (Env) from the University of Guelph.

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John Broere, B. Comm

Chief Financial Officer/Board of Director

John is an experienced finance professional with 17 years’ experience in investment banking, M&A, capital markets and financial modeling. He joins One Sky Forest Products as the Chief Financial Officer responsible for managing all financial activities. His career has provided him with opportunities to work in the financial markets of Vancouver, London, and Hong Kong.  Most recently, John spent 10 years in the Global Investment Banking division of RBC Capital Markets. 

 

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

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Erik Munck, P. Eng.

Vice President, Projects

Erik has held numerous leadership roles in the wood products and energy sectors. Prior to joining One Sky Forest Products, Erik was Director of Global Project Development for Wood Products at Stantec. He was recognized as Stantec’s subject matter expert for engineered wood products. As a professional engineer, Erik assisted with the design and construction of Tolko’s High Prairie OSB plant and Norbord’s Grande Prairie OSB plant. He held the position of Engineering Manager for Weyerhaeuser’s OSB business and Tolko’s OSB products. He was directly responsible for the engineering and construction of Tolko’s newest OSB/EWP plant at Slave Lake Alberta, including the longest OSB continuous press in the world.

 

Erik holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

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Rick Jaccard, BSc.F, RPF

Chief Forester 

Rick comes to One Sky Forest Products after 27 years with Mosaic Forest Management Ltd. (formerly TimberWest Forest Corporation). As the Chief Forester for One Sky Forest Products, Rick provides leadership in the management of timberland operations and fibre supply.  In his position as the Chief Commercial Officer with Mosaic Forest Management, Rick honed his skills in commercialization strategies and product development.  He has significant experience in Asian and North American markets, as well as expertise with the timberlands supply chain. 

 

Rick holds a BSc in Forestry from the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Professional Forester.

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Stephen Tolnai, B. Comm, M.Sc.

VP Marketing and Sales

Stephen is an accomplished wood manufacturing executive with a track record of accelerating revenue, market share, and profitability. As the Vice President of Sales & Marketing, he develops strategies to ensure we meet market needs. Prior to joining One Sky Forest Products, Stephen led the sales and marketing for a leading mass timber corporation. Under his guidance, revenue grew almost 500% over a 10-year period. Throughout his 30 year career, Stephen has built strong partnerships in Canada, the US, Asia and New Zealand. He is a champion of customer care from initial contact through to project delivery. He consistently receives favourable customer reviews and maintains high levels of client retention.

 

Stephen holds a Commerce Degree in International Business from the University of Alberta and a Master of Forestry in Wood Science from the University of British Columbia.

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Doug J.W. Hammond, B. Comm, LLB

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Doug brings over 30 years of commercial law experience to Peak Renewables Ltd.  His practice has focused on the forestry, aggregate, fishery, and industrial and residential land development sectors throughout North America.  In the forestry sector, Doug has worked directly and extensively with Ike Barber, Brian Fehr and Alistair Cook and began his career with the finance team at Tackama plywood plant in Fort Nelson. He has also managed his own firm for 25 years. 

 

Doug attained his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia.

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One Sky Forest Products

P.O. Box 3059

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Canada  S6V 7M4