Our Team

West World Paper has a dedicated team that always puts our customers first.

Our team has extensive experience in the paper industry which only helps provide our customers with innovative solutions and exceptional service. Contact us today to see how we can help you, we would be happy to hear from you.

Learn about our leadership team below.

The Team at West World Paper

Shawn Leach
Shawn LeachDirector
Shawn joined West World Paper as a Director and 50% owner in February of 2014. As a Director, Shawn is responsible for overall company growth, creating and following company budgets, and leading the West World Paper team while effectively utilizing the company’s capital resources. After earning a diploma in Sales and Marketing from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1997, Shawn has accumulated nearly 20 years of successful sales experience while serving the Paper and Packaging industry. Shawn’s consultative selling approach for his clients help find them the most cost effective solution. Shawn’s extensive skill set, experience, leadership, and passion to succeed will help West World Paper continue to grow and achieve the company’s long term goals.

Outside of work Shawn loves to coach his daughter’s soccer teams, curl, and spend time in the outdoors camping with his family.

Kevin Burden
Kevin BurdenDirector
Kevin began his career in the paper industry in 1996 picking orders in the warehouse of Coast Paper. After three years working through the various departments within the warehouse, Kevin moved on to driving trucks for the company for another three years. His passion to get into sales led Kevin to leave Coast Paper to spend three years cutting his sales teeth selling photocopiers for an independent dealer in North Vancouver. Following these three years, Kevin returned to Coast Paper as an outside sales professional. During the next six years, Kevin grew his territory to become the top selling rep in BC and number two in Western Canada. In January of 2013 Kevin was approached by Tom Buchanan to join West World Paper as the company’s General Sales Manager. In March of 2014, Kevin, along with his business partner, Shawn Leach, took over ownership of West World Paper. On top of managing a sales territory in Vancouver and overseeing the sales on Vancouver Island, Kevin is also responsible for the operations at West World Paper.
Deneane Schindle-Laine
Deneane Schindle-LaineOperations Manager
De started her paper career in 1995 with Island Paper Mills. With over 20 years of experience in the paper industry, De’s knowledge, skills, and understanding of our customers’ needs help guide our team through daily operations and provides valuable expertise in planning, procurement, and leadership.

Outside of work De is a taxi for her daughter’s NCAA water polo aspirations, and an advocate for the Special Olympics.