In March 2006, George assumed responsibilities as the Executive Director of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre. In this role, he serves on the senior leadership teams of Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service (CFS) and FPInnovations.
For nine years he worked as a field forester for the forest industry in the Thunder Bay and Chapleau regions of Ontario, followed by four years as the Forest Management Supervisor for the Cochrane office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
He joined Tembec Inc. in 1994 as the Director of Forestry for Ontario. Three years later he moved to the mill side of forestry as the General Manager of Tembec’s Mattawa Sawmill Division.
In 2000, he filled the newly created position of Corporate Manager of Forestry Research and Development for Tembec. In this capacity he initiated the Forestry Research Partnership in Ontario and developed numerous connections with researchers and research clients across Canada.
B.Sc. (Forestry), Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, 1981
- Forest Ecosystem Science Co-operative
- Member, Canadian Institute of Forestry
- Member, Ontario Professional Forester Association (OPFA)