AbitibiBowater Appoints Richard Garneau to Board
June 3, 2010 - AbitibiBowater Inc. announced the appointment of Richard Garneau to serve on its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The company also announced the departure of Anthony F. Griffiths as a member of the Board. Mr. Griffiths has been a member of the AbitibiBowater Board since April 15, 2008.
Garneau most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Paper Corporation from March 2007 to May 2010. Prior to his tenure at Catalyst, Mr. Garneau was Senior Vice President for the Forest Products Group of Domtar before assuming the role of Executive Vice President, Operations for the overall Company. He also held a variety of roles at Norampac, Copernic.com, Future Electronics, St. Laurent Paperboard, Finlay Forest Industries and Donohue Inc.
Upon graduating with a Degree in Administration from Laval University in Quebec in 1971, Garneau joined Ernst and Young and remains a member today of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.