Management Team

Erika Reilly - Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Reilly is the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Acadian. Erika has over 15 years of capital markets experience and has been an investment professional with Brookfield since 2006. She has led growth and divestiture initiatives, public and private financings, and has played a key role in restructurings and asset management of timberland and infrastructure businesses. Erika has worked with Acadian since its inception and served as Chief Financial Officer of the company from 2013 to 2016. Erika holds a Bachelor of Commerce in finance from the University of British Columbia.

Adam Sheparski - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sheparski is the Chief Financial Officer of Acadian and is responsible for all financial activities including: Investor Relations, Treasury, Reporting, Taxation, and Risk Management. Prior to joining Acadian; Mr. Sheparski held multiple senior executive roles within Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. During this time, he managed multiple M&A transactions, streamlined operations to achieve millions in annual savings, and created structural changes to support long term sustainability for the organization. Mr. Sheparski began his career in 1999 with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a CPA CA and led the audits for public clients in the aviation, aerospace, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Sheparski holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University and is a member of CPA Nova Scotia.

Normand Haché - Senior Vice President, Marketing and Operations
Mr. Haché is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations and is responsible for the operations of Acadian’s 1.1 million acres of private timberlands in New Brunswick and Maine and 1.3 million acres of crown licensed timberlands in New Brunswick. He is also responsible for Acadian’s market strategy and customer relationships. He is a Registered Professional Forester in New Brunswick. He has been involved in managing timberlands for over 35 years and has been with Acadian since its inception. Mr. Haché holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

Kevin Topolniski - Chief Forester
Kevin is the Chief Forester of Acadian. His experience in the forest industry includes forest operations, forest management planning, computer information systems, environmental management systems and research and development. Prior to his current role, Kevin served in a similar capacity at Fraser Papers for 10 years.With Fraser Papers, Kevin was instrumental in the achievement of sustainable forestry certification on lands currently owned and managed by Acadian in New Brunswick. Kevin is a Registered Professional Forester with more than 30 years experience in the industry.

 

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