VANCOUVER, BC  - Canada Wood Group named Scott J. Ellinger managing director for its Canada Wood China operations. He will be located in the Shanghai office.  
Ellinger served in his 22-year career in the U.S. Army as a Sino-Affairs expert for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as various U.S. Embassy and consular office roles held overseas. Ellinger also worked for two private sector companies providing strategic management and guidance to their Asian operations.
As the new managing director, Ellinger will further strengthen Canada Wood's efforts in the People's Republic of China. Ellinger has resided in numerous Asian locations for the past 17 years including Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and various cities in Korea and Japan. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Korean and brings to the position knowledge of Chinese customs and business practices combined with expertise in people management and strategic development.
Ellinger will be travelling to Canada in early 2016 for orientation and to meet funders and industry stakeholders.
Established in 2003, Canada Wood Group  is a non-profit government and industry funded trade association that represents nine wood product associations located across Canada. With offices in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, India and a head office in Canada, CWG helps Canadian wood products manufacturers diversify and expand export opportunities in traditional and emerging markets.

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