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LP taps M.J. Palmiere to head Canadian OSB operations

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has appointed M.J. "Mac" Palmiere as oriented strand board regional operations manager for Canada, effective Dec. 2.

"We are very fortunate to have someone of Mac's caliber and experience join the LP team at a time when our Canadian operations are becoming an even more important part of our business," EVP OSB Jeff Wagner said. "Mac has more than 26 years of experience in the forest industry, 16 of them in management, from mill manager to president and CEO."

In his new role, Palmiere will head the company's OSB operations in Canada and will be the senior operations leader in the Vancouver office following the completion of the Ainsworth acquisition, which was recently stalled by the Department of Justice via an extended antitrust waiting period.

Previously, Palmiere was president and CEO of Howe Sound Pulp and Paper in British Columbia. His resume also includes a stint as regional manager and VP operations at Canfor.

Palmiere served on the board of directors of Peace Valley OSB during his time with Canfor, which is a joint venture between LP and Canfor that was purchased by LP earlier this year.

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