Mr. Pinette is a retired executive having recently completed his business career in British Columbia’s Forest Industry. He completed four years of a five year program in Business Administration and Forestry at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Pinette’s executive positions have included Executive Vice-President, Tolko Industries Ltd. (2005); Executive Vice-President, Riverside Forest Products Limited (2004); President and COO, Lignum Limited (1990-2004) (Lignum was acquired by Riverside Forest Products Limited in early 2004 and Riverside was subsequently acquired by Tolko Industries Ltd. in late 2004).
Mr. Pinette has been a Director of a number of private and public forest products and mining companies during his business career and is currently a Director of several public companies, a principal and Director of family corporations and is active in not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Pinette is an active participant in fundraising for the Cariboo Foundation based in Williams Lake, The United Way of the Lower Mainland and is a Director of the Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia. Currently, he is a Director of four public companies Director and Chairman of the Board of Finning International Inc., Director of A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund, TimberWest Forest Corporation and Northgate Minerals Corporation.