James McLaren

Senior News Editor, North America<br/>
James McLaren has covered the forest products industry for more than 25 years. He is a senior editor for Fastmarkets’ PPI Pulp & Paper Week, mainly reporting on North American boxboard markets, and also serves as executive editor of RISI’s global online pulp and paper news service.A graduate of Rutgers University, he worked for daily newspapers in New Jersey before originally joining P&PW in 1989 under Miller Freeman. He worked for Forestweb before joining RISI in 2004, and covered wood products markets for Crow’s newsletter before returning to P&PW in 2008. With Miller Freeman, James was launch editor of PPI Asia in Singapore in 1998 and co-founded International Woodfiber Report in 1995. He was co-chairman of the International Woodfiber Conference in 1996, the Southern Forest Industries Conference in 1997, and the first Wood Summit in 1998.