Executive Leadership

Edward (Ned) Dwyer - President & Chief Executive Officer

Ned Dwyer was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer in October 2017. Ned most recently served as Catalyst’s Chief Operating Officer and is an industry veteran with more than 30 years in the pulp and paper industry gained in progressively senior roles with global companies. Ned is recognized for successfully leading major operational and performance improvements in cost, productivity, efficiency, quality and safety. In addition, Ned has established a track record for successful machine start-ups and rebuilds, as well as leading product development for emerging markets.

Ned holds a Bachelor of Science (Paper Science and Engineering) from the State University of New York and Syracuse University.


Lucas McLeod - VP Business Excellence

Lucas McLeod is the Vice President of Business Excellence for Catalyst Paper. Prior to his current appointment, Lucas held the role of Vice President & General Manager, Biron Division for three years. Lucas joined Catalyst in 2015 with extensive experience in operations leadership, business management and project implementation within the paper industry. Lucas has held several leadership roles with progressive responsibility within Champion International Paper, UPM and NewPage. Throughout his career, Lucas has demonstrated the ability to drive continuous improvement in the areas of safety, quality, overall machine efficiency and mill financial performance.

Lucas holds a Bachelor of Science in Paper Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities).