Scott Bax

Chief Operating Officer
Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Chief Operating Officer at Pinnacle Renewable Energy, Scott Bax is responsible for the safe and cost-effective production of quality wood pellets at Pinnacle’s facilities. He has more than 20 years of forestry experience in various logging and wood manufacturing operations throughout Canada and the United States.

Prior to Pinnacle, Scott was the Manager of Cedar Manufacturing Operations for Interfor Corporation, a large North American forest products company. He also managed a start-up logging company in Louisiana, and was a performance improvement management consultant specializing in the forest sector. 

Scott holds an MBA as well as a Master of Forestry from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science (Environment) from the University of Guelph Recognized as a leader in pellet safety and operations,. He was included by Argus Media in the Top 36 Most Influential Leaders in the Biomass Industry in 2016. Scott has served as the Chair of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Safety Committee since 2014 and is a BC Safety Charter signatory and member of the Executive Health and Safety Council of BC.

Speaking Sessions

Scott Bax will be speaking at Make It Safe 2020 at the following times.

​In Canada and around the world, the wide range of standard certifications and qualifications for occupational health and safety professionals in v​arious industries create inconsistency and gaps in the evolving health and safety needs of our businesses.

In a multi-year research and consultation project, the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC and provincial and industry partners have been working to identify the core OHS competencies and capabilities needed to meet the health and safety needs of manufacturing companies. In this session, hear from experts in education and industry on this work and discuss the impact on future OHS training and assessment programs, professional skills and certifications, and adoption by the manufacturing industry. 


Lisa McGuire
Paul Carolan
Scott Bax
Wayne Tebb
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