BPWood attracts top industry talent from all over the world. Our people are our most valuable asset and the reason we enjoy getting up to do what we do every morning. 

We boast a team of committed, strategic, creative thinkers backed by experience and driven by a passion for delivering innovative solutions.

Paul Bouchard – Chairman & CEO

+1 (250) 498-7255

With 25 years' experience gained with the Forest City Trading Group, I founded BPWood in 2000 to properly serve more complex supply chains I've always thrived on.  Every year since has been bigger than the last.  Having passed the Presidency to Steve, his fast growing BPWood team is in very good hands - which allows me to focus on tangential business development and new models for value creation.  Don't hesitate to inquire with problems seeking new partnerships.  We provide incredible market diversity, strong liquidity, balance sheet support and a proprietary solutions toolkit, whether globally or right here at home.  We love what we do at BPWood.

Steve Winstone – President & COO

+1 (250) 809-8637 |

Steve joined BPWood in 2011 after 15 years at Sundance Forest Industries Ltd. (Edson, Alberta) where he managed the sales and marketing program for a multi-faceted metric sawmill and remanufacturing operation.  


He trades both domestic and export markets particularly Japan and China. Steve also oversees our European sawmill supply programs.

Dan Bouchard – VP Sales & Marketing

+1 (250) 809-7517 |

Dan trades predominantly in North America with an emphasis on the SPF and Inland/Mixed Specie fibre baskets.

Product mix includes specialty mill/reman programs, lamstock, industrials & cutstock, boards and panels.

Dan is actively advancing BPWood’s international growth – including Mexico, Brazil, Europe, Asia.

 “Me gusta trabajar con personas de otras culturas para crear un valor compartido entre nuestras empresas.”

Don Archer – Export Manager

+1 (604) 812-4020 |

Don has held both sales and general management positions throughout his 35+ years in the lumber industry. He is experienced in both domestic and foreign production, sales, and the export of specialty and commodity products into/from North American, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian markets.


With an intimate understanding of the softwood supply chain and detailed product knowledge, Don is able to serve a wide variety of clientele in markets all over the world.

Rick Palmiter - Director of Specialty Products


+1 (208) 277-5370 |


Rick joins BPWood after 29 years marketing, selling and re-manufacturing Specialty Wood Products at the producer level. Since 2010, Rick worked for Idaho Forest Group, L.L.C. helping grow their pine and cedar business to a dominant position and has managed IFG's secondary manufacturing division producing primarily Cedar and Pine profiles. He brings BPWood his extensive experience in myriad markets for Pine, Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.


Rick enjoys the Pacific Northwest's four seasons and all the outdoor recreation it offers. 

Chad Ziegler – Trading

+1 (778) 212-5854 |

Chad joined BPWood in 2014 after seventeen years in the sawmilling business in the interior of British Columbia. After obtaining his BCIT diploma in Wood Products Manufacturing, Chad spent seven years in lumber manufacturing with Riverside Forest Products before moving onto sales and marketing with Tolko Industries.


Chad trades commodity, industrial, and specialty products in Canada and USA.

Darin Frers - Global Specialty Trading and Business Development

+1 (604)-786-7114  |


Darin joins BPWood in 2020, having spent his prior 25 years within the Forest City Trading Group. From his background in high volume domestic commodity trading, followed by over a decade of International Trade in both metric and specialty products, he brings an inherent depth of international supply chain dynamics and product skill with him.


Darin is building on BPWood’s global skillsets to bring our strategic Euro/Asia/Latin America/South African producer partners deeper into North American O.E.M and Distribution channels.

Juan Carlos Quintana - Trading

+1 (604) 313-4689 |

Juan Carlos leads BPWood’s Latin America Desk.

With over 10 years of experience in the supply of lumber to Mexico, “JC” sources for pallet and crating, construction including MSR, and furniture manufacturing.

He works predominantly at the intersection of our global supplies including European SPF, South American Pine, USA SYP.

“JC” is fluent in both Spanish and English, passionate about his family, soccer, and good food.

Born in Mexico City, he now lives in Canada with his family and travels to Mexico often.

William Liu – Trading

+1 (604) 618-7178|

William brings nearly 10 years of lumber sales experience to BPWood.  Specializing in custom cut programs for his diverse customer base in Asia, William is highly respected by both suppliers and customers as he works to find the right product for the right end-use manufacturer.  William’s background as a Medical Technologist for Vancouver Coastal Health has helped him shape his dedicated work attitude and problem solving skills. William is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and is a welcome addition to BPWood’s export team.

Chris Bouchard – Trading

+1 (250) 809-8646 | 


Chris joined the BPWood team in 2016 with a desire to immerse himself in the world of lumber, having spent most of his adult years in the extreme sports business as a helicopter ski guide, a high performance freestyle ski coach and kiteboarding instructor. Chris actively trades in high-grade Douglas Fir and WRC Timbers, Pallet components and other niche wood products globally. 

Kevin Vandervoort – Trading

+1 (250) 689-0425|

Kevin arrived in Canada from Belgium in 2013. He brings a background in Production and Quality Control with companies such as Estee Lauder and Umicore.


Kevin joined BPWood in 2015 to learn the wonderful world of wood.


He will assist us in growing our European business, adding Dutch and German language skills to our company toolkit.

Philipp Klevers – Trading

+1 (250) 488-2376 | 


Philipp is a Forest Engineer who hails from near Cologne, Germany. After several years there, in Sawmill Sales to world markets, he joined BPWood in 2019.


Phil will extend his existing businesses between Europe and USA… but let’s see what other markets he’ll explore as he’s just getting started! Besides fluent German and English, he also speaks Portuguese, having spent 1 ½ years in Brazil as part of a decking and global trading business early in his career.

Cindy Lee – Export Administration & Logistics

+1 (604) 277-9890 |

Cindy joined BPWood in 2010.  She has worked in lumber shipping and export documentation for many years.


She provides administrative support to our traders by working closely with both our suppliers and customers.

Jackie Del Rizzo – Administration & Logistics

+1 (250) 493-9339 |

Jackie joined BPWood in 2011. She runs the lumber inventory and database management system, handles logistics, export documentation, and trader assistance at BPWood.


She has worked in the industry providing support for a variety of operations including woodlands, log purchasing, lumber sales and sawmilling.

Jacqui Niizuma – Administration & Logistics

+1 (604) 231-3733 |

Jacqui joined the BPWood team in 2014 bringing a unique blend of experience in logistics and customer service.


She works with the Administrative team providing trader support, including domestic trucking.


If you are interested in hauling for BPWood, please reach out to Jacqui directly.

Judy Johnston - Director of Marketing and Communications

+1 (250) 869-2360 |

With 40 years experience in all aspects of the BC Forest Products business, Judy joined BPWood in 2020.  She brings deep insights in every facet of the production, sales, and Distribution of Canadian lumber, plywood and OSB/EWP.

Judy's focus is to support BPWood Traders with dedicated Communications and the Marketing initiatives for our various businesses within the global marketplace.

Krista Gillis – Administration & Logistics

+1 (250) 439-9339 |

Krista joined the BPWood team in 2019 shortly after moving to the Okanagan from Victoria BC.  


She handles daily shipping, trader assistance and many other daily duties required in our busy office. With a background in foreign exchange and accounts receivable, Krista is a welcome addition to the Administrative team.

Ana Luisa Mireles Esquivel – Administration & Logistics

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Ana joined BPWood in 2019.  She has over 7 years of international trade management experience from Mexico and has a background in Accountant.

Ana is from Mexico and has been in Canada for 2 years.  Ana's  focus is on the Mexican market

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