July 21, 2015 – Executive search firm Boyden has been selected by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. David Lindsay, who has led the organization since 2012, announced his intention to move on by the end of 2015.
Eric Lathrop, a partner in Boyden’s Ottawa office, is leading the search. Mr. Lathrop has a long track record in recruiting leaders for associations representing a number of Canada’s industries, including forestry, aerospace, tourism, and defense. In addition, he has led the firm’s international development and sustainable development practice, working with international NGOs, think-tanks, research-based organizations, and universities to recruit executives in a wide variety of functional areas.
“We appreciate that David has given us advance notice of his intentions so we can conduct a thorough search and proper transition as we move to the next phase of our association,” said board chair of FPAC, Curt Stevens, CEO of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation.
The Forest Products Association of Canada provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs.
Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media