Thunder Bay, Ontario – CRIBE is positioning itself for the future by making some changes to its structure that will aid in its continued success. 

As of December 1st Scott Wiebe will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and President of CRIBE replacing Lorne Morrow who will be stepping down after a successful five year tenure. 

Although new to the role, Scott is not new to CRIBE having spent two years there as Program Manager before joining AV Terrace Bay as Business Analyst. 

In October, Michael Willick accepted the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors replacing Frank Dottori who, due to his experience and understanding of the bio-economy, has provided excellent leadership to CRIBE since its inception. Frank will remain as a Director on the Board. 

In addition, Thunder Bay’s Douglas Murray has joined the board in the role of Director for a 3 year term effective November 1 2014. 

Don Campbell and J.P. Gladu are stepping down as Directors after 6 years and 3 years respectively. Both provided invaluable service and leadership to the CRIBE board. 

“At this time I want to welcome the new members of the board and to thank current and departing members and CEO for their important work in furthering the bio-economy in northern Ontario,” said Mike Willick, Chairman of the CRIBE Board. “Lorne Morrow, Don Campbell and J.P. Gladu have provided unparalleled expertise and service to our shared vision for the forestry sector and the North”. 

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy is a provincial initiative to transform the forest products industry in Northern Ontario. We're an independent, not-for-profit research corporation, with $25 million in funding provided by the government of Ontario, that partners closely with other relevant organizations to provide support to direct and turn research results and innovative business opportunities into operational realities. CRIBE will help the bio-economy to play a central role in the metamorphosis of Northern Ontario's future - creating jobs, opportunity and prosperity.