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Tolko Names New Chief Operating Officer

Brad Thorlakson, President and CEO of Tolko Industries, has announced that Pino Pucci, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics will assume a newly created interim role as Tolko’s Chief Operating Officer.

“This role has been created to support our succession planning process, as Pino will eventually succeed me as President & CEO,” Thorlakson says. “Pino’s proven leadership experience, significant focus on people and culture, and his alignment with our values make him the perfect candidate to lead us in the execution of our current strategy, and beyond.”

Effective October 2, Pucci will assume oversight of Tolko’s Solid Wood, Strand Based Business and U.S. Operations while retaining his current responsibility for the marketing, logistics and transportation portfolio. There has been no formal date set for the CEO transition to occur.

Brad Eckford, currently Manager, Logistics & Transportation, will succeed Pucci as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Logistics. Rhys Thompson, currently Manager, OSB Sales and Marketing, will expand his role to include Manager, Logistics and Transportation. Kiley Sales, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics will support both Pucci as COO, and Brad Eckford, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Logistics.

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