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CFI announces the Top 20 Under 40 winners for 2023

August 31, 2023  By CFI Staff

Canadian Forest Industries is once again thrilled to introduce this year’s recipients of our annual Top 20 Under 40 awards.

We tried to whittle down the unprecedented number of nominations into 10, but we just can’t ignore the caliber of candidates. Thus, due to the record number of entries, we’ve decided to expand it to Top 20 this year.

Now in its 11th edition, here are the 2023 awardees in alphabetical order:

Jeff Doerksen, 33, Edgewood Forest Products, Saskatchewan


Anne-Marie Faucher, 36, PG Flooring, Quebec

Peter Flett, 30, Nk’Mip Forestry LLP/West Boundary Community Forest, B.C.

Britanny Guimond, 20, Les Forestiers Multi-Sim, Quebec

Katherine Gunion, 38, Forsite Consultants, B.C.

Sanjna Hothi, 34, S&W Forest Products, B.C.

Molly Hudson, 39, Mosaic Forest Management, B.C.

Igor Lafaeff, 37, Burrows Lumber, Manitoba

Robert Moen, 39, Moen Lumber Sales, Alberta

Benjamin Patton, 32, TreeCycle Canada, B.C.

Laural Pedersen, 39, Woodtone Specialites, B.C.

Nick Price, 32, Valley View Industries, B.C.

Nick Reinhardt, 37, Chartwell Resource Group, B.C.

Kate Schilling, 28, Gilbert Smith Forest Products, B.C.

Gary Sihota, 39. Mid-South Engineering, B.C.

Mark Symes, 39, Symplicity Designs, N.B.

Bhavjit Thandi, 36, Richmond Plywood, B.C.

Devon Wilkins, 27, Rumcache Forest Solutions, N.S.

William Wright, 31, Interfor, Ontario

Bria Young, 32, Gorman Group, B.C.

Please join us in congratulating our up-and-coming leaders in the forest sector. Read more about this year’s awardees in the upcoming September/October issue of Canadian Forest Industries.

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