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PAUL WILLIAMS NAMED
TORBSA LTD. PRESIDENT

T

he TORBSA Ltd. Board of Directors is pleased to
announce the appointment of Paul Williams as
President. Paul will replace Bob Holmes, GM, who has
been responsible for the leadership of the group for 26 years.
Board Member Greg Drouillard said, "With the hiring of
Paul Williams, it means exciting times for TORBSA, and to
be in transition mode for more growth, with the beginning
of a new era".
Paul was most recently Regional Manager, Ontario
for CGC Inc. and had previously spent eight years

with Owens Corning Canada running their national
accounts for Canada.
In operation since 1966, TORBSA Ltd. is a
$576 million-plus shareholder-owned organization, with
26 member locations across Canada. Owned 100% by
its shareholders, the business is aimed to help Canadian
entrepreneurs succeed in the sale of building materials
and hardware. TORBSA shareholders retain their full
independence and have full exposure to all rebate
programs with its vendors. 

WOODTONE ADDS SHANE HARSCH AS
VICE-PRESIDENT, SPECIALTY PRODUCTS
oodtone has added industry leader
Shane Harsch to the team, in the capacity of
Vice-President, Specialty Products. Shane's new
role will support the growth of Woodtone's Western Red
Cedar engineered programs through the Specialty Division
in Armstrong, B.C.
Formerly the General Manager of Specialty Lumber Sales
and Marketing with Interfor and Sales Manager with Terminal
Forest Products, Shane will leverage his experience to drive
new opportunities and supply chain management within the
Western Red Cedar Category at Woodtone.
"Shane's wealth of knowledge and experience in the
building products industry make him the ideal candidate
to lead Woodtone's Western Red Cedar product category,"

said Brad Rosse, President of
Woodtone. "His exceptional
track record will help us achieve
our ultimate goal of expanding
product offerings and scaling to
meet demand."
Woodtone has operations based
in Chilliwack, B.C., Armstrong,
B.C. and Everett, Washington.
Woodtone's vision is to grow and develop their people
and systems to ever increase the value they are
delivering. Woodtone's drive is to design, manufacture
and market the finest building products for home
interiors and exteriors. 

ON THE COVER: WHAT
MATTERS MOST IS HOW WELL
YOU WALK THROUGH THE FIRE

M

ega McGrath, whose father is John McGrath of BSIA partner ZLC
Financial, designed this mural for the 2020 Vancouver Mural Festival,
organized by Create Vancouver Society, a registered non-profit
dedicated to artistic and cultural development in the Lower Mainland.
Artist Statement:
"An ode to Charles Bukowski's poetry, 'What Matters Most Is How Well You
Walk Through The Fire.' The sentiment speaks on the resilience of the human
spirit in the face of upheaval and change. Although the poetry collection was
published in 1999, it serves as a metaphor for the societal challenges we have
faced in 2020 and strength we've been able to display collectively. Mega's
work focuses on exalting truths about the human condition through the use of
ornamentation and colour."
- Mega McGrath

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BSIA NEWS AND EVENTS
MEMBER NEWS
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BSIA 2021 WAVE OF THE FUTURE
COVID-19 ACCELERATES THE PACE OF CHANGE IN THE BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY
THE BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY IS GOING GREEN
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: LAST WORD
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