Our Team


Allen Ainsworth

Allen Ainsworth is the Chairman of Ainsworth Energy. He has more than 55 years of experience in management and operations in the forest products industry.

Allen was a principal of Ainsworth Lumber from the 1960’s to 2008 when the family’s interest in the business was sold. He was instrumental in the growth of the company from a small portable sawmill into one of North America’s most respected forest product companies with operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Minnesota.

Allen has worked with the world’s largest suppliers in the forestry industry, and has built a lasting and extensive business network of influential action-makers in both businesses and government. Allen brings vision, focus, a wealth of valuable capital project experience, and immeasurable leadership skills to the company.

Michael Ainsworth
M.Sc [Marketing], B.Sc [Wood Sciences]

Michael Ainsworth is the President of Ainsworth Energy. He has more than 30 years of operational, management and executive level experience within the forest product and life safety industries.

Earlier in his career at Ainsworth Lumber, Michael managed large greenfield construction projects, timberlands management, marketing and transportation, and business development activities and played an executive role in finance and accounting, human resources, and IT. He built a team that successfully transitioned Ainsworth Lumber from a privately-owned enterprise to a publicly-traded company with revenues in excess of $1.2 billion.

While CEO of a fire safety products company, Michael spearheaded the development and implementation of a global distribution strategy, as well as oversaw the North American manufacturing plan and intellectual property strategy.

Mr. Ainsworth holds a Bachelor of Science in Wood Sciences and a Masters of Science in Marketing from the University of British Columbia.

Stefan Krolik
M.A. (Chemistry), B.A. (Chemistry)

Stefan Krolik is the VP of Technology. He has served in executive level positions for more than 20 years. Mr. Krolik is instrumental in Ainsworth Energy’s due diligence research and assessment of potential technologies and facilities. His professional experience has ranged from operations and distribution to product development for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Krolik’s early professional experience was with a pharmaceutical company, where he headed a Mass Spectrometry Group and was involved in the development of analytical methods for analysis of new pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Krolik obtained a Bachelor and Masters in Chemistry from the Magdalene College of Oxford University.

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