Staff

The Vermilion Forest Management Company Ltd. is closely allied with Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc. (NFRM) in Callander, the neighbouring Sustainable Forest License holder east of the Sudbury Forest. Although separate entities, the two companies share staff and resources.

 

VFM STAFF

Callander Office

Tel:  705-752-5430
Fax:  705-752-5736

Mark Lockhart, MScF, RPF, General Manager
Mark Lockhart is the General Manager for both The Vermilion Forest Management Company Ltd. and Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc., and as such is responsible for overseeing management of both forests. Mark is a licensed Registered Professional Forester.
To Contact Mark:

Office: 705-752-5430 Ext. 21
Cell:  705-499-6275
mlockhart@sudburyforest.com

Scott McPherson, MScF, RPF, Planning Forester
Scott McPherson is the Planning Forester and Analyst for both Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc. and The Vermilion Forest Management Company Ltd. Scott is responsible for producing forest management planning documents for both forests that meet the requirements of the Forest Management Planning Manual for Ontario's Crown Forests. Scott also leads the information development and management for both companies. Scott is a licensed Registered Professional Forester.
To Contact Scott:
Office:  705-752-5430 Ext. 23
Cell:  705-358-7455
smcpherson@sudburyforest.com

Line Durette, Administrative Assistant
Line Durette manages payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable for both VFM and NFRM.
To contact Line:

Office:  705-752-5430 Ext. 27
ldurette@sudburyforest.com

Sudbury Office
General Contact
Tel:  705-560-6363
Fax:  705-560-7887

Ron Luopa, RPF, Operations Forester
Ron Luopa prepares and approves harvest prescriptions and monitors harvesting operations for VFM partners operating on the Sudbury Management Unit. Ron also provides his operational expertise into the development of the forest management plans, annual work schedules and annual reports. He also manages the health and safety program for VFM. Ron is a licensed Registered Professional Forester and a Certified Forest Operations Compliance Inspector.
To Contact Ron:
Cell:  705-561-3506
rluopa@sudburyforest.com

Doug Maki, RPF, Silviculture Forester
Doug Maki plans and co-ordinates silviculture operations on the Sudbury Forest, and is a licensed Registered Professional Forester. Doug also leads silviculture effectiveness monitoring programs on the Sustainable Forest License (SFL), and provides his silviculture expertise into the development of the forest management plans, annual work schedules and annual reports. Doug is a Certified Forest Operations Compliance Inspector.
To Contact Doug:

Cell:  705-561-3989
dmaki@sudburyforest.com

Patrick Bazinet, Forest Technologist
Pat Bazinet prepares harvest prescriptions and monitors harvesting operations for VFM partners operating on the Sudbury Management Unit. Pat also provides his operational expertise into the development of the forest management plans, annual work schedules and annual reports. Pat is a Certified Level 2 Tree Marker and a Certified Forest Operations Compliance Inspector.
To Contact Pat:
Cell:  705-929-1677
pbazinet@sudburyforest.com

Eric Gelinas, Forest Technologist
Eric Gelinas plans and co-ordinates silviculture operations on the Sudbury Forest. Eric is a Certified Forest Operations Compliance Inspector. Eric also provides his silviculture expertise into the development of the annual work schedules and annual reports.
To Contact Eric:
Cell:  705-665-3606
egelinas@sudburyforest.com