|BluWood Canada's Management Team
David Gray, C.A. CIRP
As the president, David’s leadership qualities have been instrumental in building a
strong team, and new business in Canada. He brings creativity and commitment to his work, enabling him to lead the team to generate optimal results.
David has more than 20 years of experience in corporate turnarounds and financial restructuring. A Chartered Accountant, he has practiced in the area of corporate restructuring since 1981. David was recently responsible for two major corporate restructurings with assets in excess of $90 million and put together the team to purchase the exclusive rights to treat and sell BluWood in Canada.
David specializes in corporate finance, management buyouts and sale of businesses. His network of financial contacts, his experience and ability to “see the deal” makes David the ideal person to assist buyers and sellers completing win-win business transitions.
Erwin Leonov, B.Sc.F.
Vice President, Operations
Erwin is responsible for business and product development. His knowledge of the forestry industry, hands-on experience and network of contacts are important assets to the company's new business activities.
Erwin has worked in a variety of senior roles in the forest products industry for more than 20 years. As a forest products engineer, he has been involved in many aspects of the industry - including plant operations, business, product, research and market development.
Erwin was the co-founder of CanFibre All-Green MDF, a manufacturing facility of urban waste wood fibre based medium density fibreboard (MDF) that has assets of in excess of US$500 million. Erwin is also the co-founder of BioExx Extraction Technologies, which develops proprietary extraction technology to extract chemicals from plant and animal matter.
Mark F. Foster
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Mark brings a unique perspective to his role and helps customers stay competitive and continue to grow in a changing market.
Mark has worked the construction and wood industries for nearly 30 years, which includes 22 years with forestry leader Weyerhaeuser. Mark has extensive experience within all segments of the treated wood supply chain and works with clients to increase profitability by creatively taking costs out of the system.
Mark has a proven track record in implementing positive change and is continually developing strategies for long term and sustainable profitability. Mark understands the industry and market dynamics. For Mark, status quo is not an option; he continually takes on new challenges that benefit the company and its customers.