President & CEO
Rick launched Phaze 3 in 2016, after stepping down, as President, at Weston Forest.
Rick’s father began buying shares of the small lumber yard he worked at, and when Rick joined the company in 1978, he and his father bought out the remaining share holders. Under Rick’s direction and guidance Weston has grown to become one of North America’s leading full service distributors and remanufacturers of softwood and hardwood lumber and specialty panel products. Weston quickly grew to operate in more than 40 countries on five continents.
On three separate occasions, Weston was named “One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies.” In 2015 and 2016, it was named "One of Canada’s fastest growing companies." Most recently, Weston was recognized as having “One of the 10 Best Corporate Cultures in Canada.” A key force behind these successes is Rick’s personal commitment to giving people the opportunity and tools to succeed, then mentoring them until they reach their potential. He takes pride in the growth and success of the people he has had the privilege of working and partnering with.