Managing Director, Winstone Pulp International (WPI)
Dave joined New Zealand Forest Products, Whakatane Board Mills in early 1977, moving to Winstone Pulp “Karioi Pulp mill’’ in late 1978 for commissioning of the pulp mill. Dave held a number of operational and management roles before been appointed Managing Director in early 1991.
Winstone Pulp International (WPI) was a fully integrated forestry company made up of the Karioi Pulp Mill, Tangiwai Sawmill and the Karioi and Waimarino Forests prior to its sale in 2008.
WPI was purchased by the Oregon Group in 2008 and its assets were combined with the Oregon Groups. Ernslaw (EOL) forestry and processing assets, forming two companies with WPI holding the processing assets and EOL the forestry assets.
Today WPI comprises of two processing assets both located between Ohakune and Waiouru, being the Karioi Pulp mill (KPM) which has an annual production of 220,000, and the Tangiwai Sawmill. The Tangiwai sawmill is presently undergoing a modernisation and expansion lifting its output from its present level of 120,000 m3 pa 180,000 m3 pa on a single shift basis.