New leadership for Northern Lumber Mills


WRC Timber Inc. (WRC) is pleased to announce new leadership at its sites in White River and Hornepayne as well as for its woodlands group.

White River Forest Products (WRFP) is now led by Mill Manager, Sean Lauzon. Sean took the helm on January 21st, after WRFP had been without a mill manager for six months.

“Sean is a seasoned forestry professional and experienced industrial manager,” said Tony Wyszkowski, WRC’s President. “He has the drive and passion to unify the team and lead it towards efficiencies now crucial with current lumber prices.”

In Hornepayne, Rick Merling took over as Site General Manager and Chief Engineer, on January 15, 2019, having joined the organization as Assistant General Manager on October 15, 2018.

“Rick now has responsibility for all functions on site including the cogen facility and the saw mill,” said Wyszkowski. “He is also our Chief Operating Engineer for Hornepayne Power.”

Supplying the mills on the Woodlands side of the business, Gerard Morry, joined WRC as VP & General Manager, Forest Resources & Fibre Supply on October 15, 2018.

“Gerard is a wonderful addition to the team,” said Wyszkowski. “He is a strong and affable leader, and we look to him to ensure that White River Forest Products, Hornepayne Lumber, and Hornepayne Power are supplied with the required fibre volumes and quality at a competitive cost.”

A number of other new management hires have transpired in all three facilities to drive results.

Wyszkowski took over the Presidency of WRC from the notable forestry Industry leader, Frank Dottori, on January 1, 2019. Dottori, now 80 years old, acts as the Chair of WRC.


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