VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) - INTERNATIONAL FOREST PRODUCTS LIMITED ("Interfor" or the "Company") (TSX:IFP.A) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mittag and Scott Thomson to its Board of Directors effective October 12, 2012.
Mr. Mittag is currently Senior Vice President, Agrium Inc. and President, Agrium Advanced Technologies. In addition to being part of Agrium's senior leadership team, he is responsible for Agrium's enhanced efficiency fertilizer business and the development of that market internationally, especially China. Prior to joining Agrium in 2005, he was Co-founder, President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockland Capital Partners and held senior leadership roles at TXU Corp. and Koch Industries Inc.
Mr. Thomson is currently Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc., where he is responsible for global finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, treasury, investor relations, information technology and marketing and is a key advisor on Talisman's current strategic direction. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning, and Vice President, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.
The appointment of Mr. Mittag and Mr. Thomson brings the number of directors from eight to ten and was made as part of the Company's Board succession plan.
Interfor is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior, two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www.interfor.com.