President and CEO
EACOM Timber Corporation
Kevin Edgson is President and Chief Executive Officer of EACOM Timber Corporation, the second largest lumber producer in Eastern Canada. Kevin is a proven leader with experience in multiple sectors, provincial jurisdictions and roles in the Canadian forest product’s industry.
Kevin started his career more than 30 years ago, initially in the plywood and veneer business, then entering the pulp and paper sector before focusing on solid and engineered wood products. Kevin has worked in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, holding roles in all facets of the business from finance and accounting to operations management, sales and marketing. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with an Economics degree from the University of Victoria and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alberta.
Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers; and FPInnovations, a non-profit organization carrying out scientific research and technology transfer for the Canadian forest industry. He is also active with the Softwood Lumber Board, an industry-funded initiative established to promote the benefits and uses of softwood lumber products.
Panel Discussion: A Reflection of the Past Year and the Future of the Wood Products Market
Day 1: The Future of the Wood Products Market
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 12:00
- Are the previous distribution bottles necks a short term hiccup or should we be concerned about the long term lack of labor capacity?
- Could unprecedented lumber prices and producers sitting on inventory cause a ‘run on lumber’?
- Given the consolidation in other forestry product industries, will we see consolidation and M&A in the lumber and wood products sector?