Former CEO, Tembec Inc.; Managing Director, G‑2 Biochem
Frank was one of the first CEOs of a major forestry industry focused company to sign on up for sustainable forestry management—a position that made him somewhat less than popular with his peers at the time. Under Frank’s watch, Tembec sacrificed some short term gains to make the right long term decisions, signing an accord with WWF to promote FSC certification of Canadian Forests. As a result of that leadership, today Tembec and Canada are world leaders in sustainable forest management with 30 million and 103 million FSC certified acres respectively.
He currently serves as managing director of G-2 Biochem, a company developing technologies to convert cellulosic waste and biomass into biofuels and chemicals.