New CEO at HaiCo

  • Oct. 28, 2011 7:00 a.m.

The Haida Enterprise Corporation (HaiCo) has a new chief executive officer. Kevin Ainsworth, formerly with Whispering Pines Energy in Kamloops will become chief executive officer of HaiCo on Dec. 1. Mr. Ainsworth has an MBA in marketing and finance and a forestry degree, and has 22 years of business experience. In announcing Mr. Ainsworth’s appointment, HaiCo acknowledged the contributions of Managing Director Thomas Olsen. Mr. Olsen will remain a director of HaiCo, but relinquish the managing function to Mr. Ainsworth. According to the company, HaiCo’s mission is to generate a diverse, functioning and stable economy on Haida Gwaii for the long-term well-being of the Haida people and culture. It recently acquired Tree Farm Licence 60 as well as West Coast Resorts and the Tlell River House, has a seafood aquaculture business, and is planning to get into wood-based bioenergy production.