Scott Ellinger Appointed as Canada Wood China Managing Director

VANCOUVER, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada Wood Group (CWG) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Scott J. Ellinger has been appointed Canada Wood China managing director. He will be located in the Shanghai office.

Mr. Ellinger served in prominent positions throughout a 22-year decorated career in the U.S. Army. This included a term as a Sino-Affairs expert for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as various U.S. Embassy and consular office roles held overseas. Mr. Ellinger also worked for two private sector companies providing strategic management and guidance to their Asian operations.

As the new managing director, Mr. Ellinger will further strengthen Canada Wood's efforts in the People's Republic of China. Ellinger has resided in numerous Asian locations for the past 17 years including Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and various cities in Korea and Japan. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Korean and brings to the position knowledge of Chinese customs and business practices combined with expertise in people management and strategic development.

Mr. Ellinger will be travelling to Canada in early 2016 for orientation and to meet funders and industry stakeholders.

Please join us in welcoming Scott Ellinger.

About Canada Wood Group (CWG): Established in 2003, CWG is a non-profit government and industry funded trade association that represents nine wood product associations located across Canada. With offices in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, India and a head office in Canada, CWG helps Canadian wood products manufacturers diversify and expand export opportunities in traditional and emerging markets.

SOURCE Canada Wood Group

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For further information: Paul Newman, Executive Director, Market Access and Trade, newman@canadawood.org

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