Kevin Mason is the Managing Director of ERA Forest Products Research, which provides economic and investment research on the forest-product industry to over 150 clients in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia. The firm’s clients include leading forest-products companies and governments, as well as a wide variety of institutional investors managing both equity and debt. Starting his career in finance, Mr. Mason progressed through various banking positions. In 1997, he joined ERA and proceeded to attain the chartered Financial Analyst designation. His focus at ERA Forest Products Research has been to enhance and expand the company’s analysis of global industry dynamics and to provide investment coverage on various Canadian, U.S. and European companies for a diverse client base.