Trevor Stuthridge

Trevor Stuthridge


Executive Vice President at FPInnovations

Dr. Trevor Raymond Stuthridge holds the position of Executive Vice President at FPInnovations. FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. FPInnovations’ 525 employees and R&D laboratories are located in Quebec City, Montreal, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada. Before joining FPInnovations, Trevor was the General Manager, Sustainable Design at Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute in the forestry sector, where he also previously held the position of Unit Leader, Eco-Smart Technologies. In between times, he served as General Manager of the Bioresource Processing Alliance, New Zealand’s largest research initiative dedicated to improved utilization of solid wastes and wastewaters. Prior to these responsibilities, he served as environmental research group leader, visiting scientist and post-doctoral scientist in New Zealand, Norway, Canada and the U.S., at leading institutes and councils. Moreover, he has long experience as chairman and member of numerous research and advisory boards in Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand.

In fact, he has served as a committee member or chairperson for over 25 national and international organizations/initiatives relating to wood processing innovation, waste management, environmental sustainability and impacts assessment, biofuels and bioenergy, clean technologies, climate change, pollution and toxicity as well as life-cycle management.

He has been New Zealand’s representative on multiple international wood processing, sustainability, biofuel, clean technology and industrial biotechnology government missions with Canada, Chile, China, Korea, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

In addition, he has developed and maintained numerous collaborations in academic research, government investment, commercial science and innovation as well as multi-national initiatives. And in technology development, he has strong technical experience and executive accountability to his credit, in intellectual property development and technology transfer for research platforms, processes and sustainable consumer products associated with the forestry, solid wood processing, pulp and paper and clean technologies sectors.

Trevor has a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry as well as an M.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry and a B.Sc. (Tech) in Chemistry, all from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, plus a certificate and diploma in Company Management and Executive Management from specialized New Zealand institutes.