Kirsten Vice is currently Vice President, Sustainable Manufacturing & Canadian Operations. Prior to working with NCASI, she was Vice President, Environment, Forestry & Technology with the Forest Products Association of Canada, where she was responsible for the evaluation of national- and international-level environment, energy and forest policy, and developing strategic and technical responses by industry.
Prior experience includes her position as Manager, Process Engineering for the Forest Industry Group at H. A. Simons Ltd., an engineering consulting firm in Vancouver, B.C., where she undertook a variety of projects related to environmental aspects of pulping and bleaching. Before this, she spent several years as a consulting engineer for Radian Corporation in Washington, D.C., where she provided technical support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s development of federal effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the pulp, paper, and paperboard manufacturing industry (the “Cluster Rule”), primarily related to identification and costing of “Best Available Technology” (BAT) for chemical pulping and bleaching facilities, as well as liquor loss control “Best Management Practices” (BMP). Her regulatory development experience began with the Ontario Ministry of Environment, where she provided technical support for the analysis of effluent monitoring data and the development of the provincial pulp and paper effluent regulations (the “MISA regulations”). She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Graduate Certificate in Pulp and Paper Management & Process Control from the Helsinki University of Technology, in Finland.