Bill Adams

Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation

Bill Adams, Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation joined Mercer in 2019. Bill is responsible for leading Mercer’s integrated sustainability strategy for their global operations. Bill has worked in a wide range of leadership roles in both Canada and the United States over the past 35 years, with his roles focused on engineering, manufacturing excellence, ESG strategy and corporate development. These roles took place with Weyerhaeuser and Domtar before joining Canfor in 2014 where Bill served as the Sr. Director, Sustainability, Strategy & Innovation based in Vancouver.

Bill Adams is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA in International Management from APIU. In 2020, Bill was the recipient of the UBC Dean’s Medal of Distinction in the Faculty of Applied Science. Bill has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 1987 and currently serves on the board of FPInnovations.