Richard Garneau was appointed the Corporation’s president and chief executive officer and director in March 2007.Mr. Garneau has an extensive industry background in paper and forest products gained in operational and finance roles. In his previous role as executive vice president operations for Domtar Inc., he was responsible for the paper, pulp and wood sectors.He began his industry career in 1974 at Donohue Inc. where he held a number of senior positions. Mr. Garneau then served as president of Finlay Forest Industries from 1994 to 1997, chief financial officer for St. Laurent Paperboard from 1997 to 2000, and vice president finance and chief financial officer at Norampac where he was directly involved in acquisitions. In 2002 he joined Domtar as senior vice president forest products, a position he held until 2005 when he was appointed Executive Vice President of Operations.Mr. Garneau is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Administration from Laval University.