Western Forest Products Inc. Selects Steven Hofer as Next President & CEO

Western Forest Products Inc. on Thursday (7-28-22) announced that effective September 7, 2022, Steven Hofer will assume the role of its President and CEO, as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. Mr. Hofer succeeds Don Demens, who will remain at Western in an advisory capacity until March 31, 2023, to ensure a seamless transition.

Mr. Hofer joins Western Forest Products from BID Group, a global leader in wood processing technologies and solutions. At BID Group Mr. Hofer was responsible for creating and leading its key strategic initiatives, including BID’s digital technology strategy to drive revenue growth and market, product, and geographic diversification.

Mr. Hofer started his career in the BC Coastal forest products sector and has deep and expansive industry experience.

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Western Forest Products Appoints Steven Hofer as President & CEO