Hank Ketcham is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of West Fraser Timber, a North American forest products company which employs approximately 9,000 people in British Columbia, Alberta, and eight states in the southern United States. The integrated forest products company is one of the largest lumber producers in North America and also produces MDF, plywood, pulp, linerboard, kraft paper, and newsprint.
Hank started with West Fraser in 1973 and worked in various mill level and management positions. In 1985, Hank was elected President and Chief Executive Officer and in 1996 he was elected Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Hank serves on various boards including the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), was the former Chairman of the Council of Forest Industries, and is a founding member of the Forest Alliance of British Columbia. Hank is also a Director of the Toronto Dominion Bank.