In a release, LP says Perry has more than 27 years experience in manufacturing, including as a general manager with Weyerhaeuser operating another Canadian OSB facility. 

“Wayne has a superb track record as a leader within our industry, and will bring considerable operational expertise to our company,” says Mac Palmiere, OSB regional operations manager in Canada for LP. “His front-line experience managing a high-volume OSB plant includes instrumental roles in the delivery of ongoing improvements in operational efficiency, reliability, environmental management and safety.” 

Coote will remain in a leadership role with LP, although whether he will remain in Fort St. John is undisclosed. 

“We thank Ian for his strong leadership during the integration period, and look forward to his continued contributions to LP,” adds Palmiere.