Pino Pucci assumes CEO role at Tolko Industries
Tolko Industries
Pino Pucci CEO Tolko Industries
Pino Pucci

VERNON, British Columbia — Tolko Industries tapped Pino Pucci to succeed Brad Thorlakson as president and CEO. Thorlakson, grandson of company founder Harold Thorlakson, transitioned to the role of executive chair of the board.

Pino joined Tolko in 2015 as vice president, sales, marketing and logistics. The company credits him for leading the implementation and growth of its customer-centric distribution network across North America. 
“Pino’s unwavering commitment to safety, people and values have him well positioned to lead Tolko into the future,” Brad Thorlakson said. “Tolko will remain a private, family-owned business and the family remains committed to the long-term success of the company.”

Pino was appointed COO in September 2023. In that period, he prioritized listening and engaging with operational employees across the business, introducing Tolko’s new five-year strategy and becoming more familiar with Tolko’s production workforce, teams and assets.

“I’m honored to build upon the generational legacy of the Thorlakson family,” said Pino. “For over 65 years we’ve maintained a strong customer and people focus. This, coupled with Tolko’s values, have been the foundation of our success and are what will lead us moving forward.”

Established more than 65 years ago, Tolko manufactures specialty, value-added, industrial and engineered wood products. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Western Canada and the Southern United States.


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