MONTREAL and VANCOUVER, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - EACOM Timber Corporation
(TSXV: ETR) ("EACOM", or the "Company") announced today the following
senior management changes. Rick Collins, currently President and COO,
International Operations, is appointed President and COO, Sales and
Operations, with full responsibility for all of the Company's sales and
operations. Éric Michaud, currently Vice-President, Operations, is
appointed Senior Vice-President, Operations, with responsibility for
sawmill operations and timberlands.
The Company also announced that Mel Lemky has joined the organization as
Vice-President, Operations, Ontario sawmills, a newly created position.
Mr. Lemky brings with him a long experience of the lumber industry and
will help optimize the performance of the Company's Ontario mills.
Mike O'Blenis, currently General Director, Forest Operations, North-East
Ontario, is appointed Vice-President, Forest Operations for all of the
Company's Ontario timberlands. Brian Nicks, currently Director,
Forestry and Environment, is appointed Vice-President, Forestry and
Environment. And Stéphane Blanchette, currently Senior Director, Human
Resources, is appointed Vice-President, Human Resources.
"EACOM is building a strong team with a clear focus on improving
productivity and reducing costs in all of its operations, as well as
ensuring global growth in lumber sales and distribution'', said Mr.
Rick Doman, President and CEO of EACOM.
EACOM Timber Corporation is a TSX-V listed company. EACOM owns seven
sawmills and an equity interest in an eighth sawmill, all located in
Eastern Canada, and related tenures. The mills are Timmins, Nairn
Centre, Gogama and Ear Falls in Ontario, and Val-d'Or, Ste-Marie and
Matagami in Quebec. The equity interest is in the Elk Lake sawmill
located in Ontario. The sawmills in Ear Falls, Ontario, and Ste-Marie,
Quebec, are currently idled. EACOM also owns one idled mill in Big
River, Saskatchewan, a remanufacturing facility and a 50% interest in
an "I" joist plant.
The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
content of this press release. All director and officer appointments
are subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical
facts are "forward-looking statements." While management has based any
forward-looking statements contained herein on its current
expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may
change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of
assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of
risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of
our control that could cause actual results to materially differ from
such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include,
but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the captions
"Risk Factors" of the Filing Statement dated January 8, 2010 and the
current MD&A for EACOM Timber Corporation on file with the Canadian
SOURCE EACOM TIMBER CORPORATION
For further information:
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Me Frédéric Bérard
Hill & Knowlton
Tél. : (514) 917-1040