November 17, 2015, OTTAWA: The Chair of the Board of Forest Products Association of Canada, Curt Stevens, today announced that Paul Lansbergen will be taking over as acting President and CEO of FPAC as of December 14th, 2015.

Lansbergen will replace the departing CEO, David Lindsay, who held the leadership position for the last three years.

“We wish David well as he takes on a new job closer to his family. During his time at FPAC, he strived to position the Canadian forest products industry as innovative, environmentally friendly and global in its reach,” says Stevens, the CEO of Louisiana Pacific (LP).

“We are confident that FPAC affairs will be in good hands with Paul while we continue the search for a permanent replacement and transition to the next phase of our association.”

Lansbergen, a Certified Association Executive, has had progressively more senior positions at FPAC for the past 13 years. He is currently the Vice-President of Regulations and Partnerships, and Corporate Secretary.

The FPAC Board has retained the services of Boyden global executive search.  Expressions of interest in the CEO position can be directed to Eric Lathrop at:



FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $58-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada’s GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in hundreds of communities and providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country.


Susan Murray
Vice-President, Public Relations
Forest Products Association of Canada
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