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Attendee List


The Vancouver Club
915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6 Canada

Schedule at a Glance

3:00 p.m. – Registration and Networking
3:45 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A
5:15 p.m. – Food and Networking
7:00 p.m. – Adjourn


Steven Hofer, Western Forest Products

Steven Hofer joined Western Forest Products in September 2022 as the President and Chief Executive Officer. In this overall leadership role, he is accountable for the Company’s strategy and performance. Mr. Hofer is a strategic leader and experienced executive whose roles have spanned business development, operations, sales and marketing and product innovation.  Mr. Hofer has over 30 years’ experience in the forest products industry, including executive sales and marketing and operations roles with Interfor and prior to joining Western was the Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development for private equity owned BID Group. Mr. Hofer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of Victoria and the Advanced Management Program from the University of Chicago.

Joe Barnes, Builders FirstSource

Joe Barnes is executive vice president of sourcing and supply chain at Builders FirstSource. He is responsible for all sourcing, supply chain, purchasing and fleet activity for the company. Mr. Barnes most recently served as the company’s senior vice president of the Integration Management Office (IMO), where he focused on identifying and delivering sourcing and supply chain synergy initiatives related to the Builders FirstSource and BMC merger.

Mr. Barnes has a diverse leadership background including over eighteen years of industry experience. Prior to joining ProBuild in 2010, he held senior roles with Georgia-Pacific, ORCO Construction Supply and Coombs & Associates. In 2010, Mr. Barnes took a role with ProBuild as the southeast regional senior vice president of finance and was promoted to vice president, corporate finance in 2014. Before the merger with Builders FirstSource, Mr. Barnes joined BMC in 2015 to lead the integration of BMC and Stock Building Supply, eventually becoming the company’s senior vice president, operations, and supply chain.

Mr. Barnes earned his bachelor’s in accounting from California State University, Chico, and holds a master’s in business administration degree from Western Washington University.


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