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Structurlam Names Matthew Karmel CEO


May 9, 2022 - Highly skilled executive will lead Structurlam to next-level growth

Penticton, British Columbia – (May 9, 2022) – Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, today announced that Matthew Karmel has been named CEO, effective immediately. Karmel brings to Structurlam more than 20 years of experience in C-suite leadership roles in industrial and manufacturing companies, including multinational organizations with $1.6B in annual revenues and 2,300 employees.

Prior to joining Structurlam, Karmel served as the CEO of Crenlo Engineered Cabs. Previously, he led other companies in North America and Europe in a broad range of industries, including Klenk Holz AG, the largest saw-mills group in Germany, as the company’s CEO & Chairman. Matthew earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton University and completed a general-management executive program at INSEAD Business School in France.

“Structurlam’s board of directors is confident that Karmel is the ideal CEO to lead Structurlam through its unprecedented growth,” said Kevin Macdonald, chairman of Structurlam’s board. “His exceptional track record of optimizing performance through operational strategy and execution is on point as Structurlam continues to build upon its leadership position in North America.”

“It is an honor to join the Structurlam team,” said Karmel “I have a deep appreciation for mass timber and its potential to sustainably transform the building industry. As mass timber grows and evolves, Structurlam is uniquely poised as the world class leader and innovator in the field and I look forward to being a part of this impressive organization’s success.”

About Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation

Structurlam is the leading North American provider of mass timber solutions for construction and industrial markets in Canada and the U.S. Its structural laminated mass timber and industrial products include CrossLam® CLT cross-laminated panels, and GlulamPLUS® glue-laminated columns and beams. Learn more online at www.structurlam.com.

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