Our Leadership

Samuel is guided by our versatile and adept Management Committee (MC) that works together to ensure our company's longevity and our customers' success. They carry out Samuel’s strategic objectives and make the most of Samuel’s many great opportunities. Together, they achieve great results, but they never lose sight of Samuel’s top priority—our people. At Samuel, we know our people are the source of our strength, vitality and reputation and our Management Committee is always committed to doing the right thing for our employees.

SAMUEL'S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Colin Osborne

Colin Osborne

President & Chief Executive Officer

Colin Osborne is President and Chief Executive Officer of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a position he has held since 2019. In this role, Mr. Osborne is responsible for t...

Colin Osborne is President and Chief Executive Officer of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a position he has held since 2019. In this role, Mr. Osborne is responsible for the development and leadership of the Company’s long-term strategy and growth plans. Within Samuel, Mr. Osborne has held a number of other roles, including President & Chief Operating Officer, President – Samuel Service Centers and Automotive and President – Samuel Manufacturing Division. Before joining Samuel in 2015, Mr. Osborne was President and Chief Executive Officer of Vicwest Inc, a publicly traded industrial products company with operations in North America, Europe, South America and installations on six continents. Earlier in his career, Mr. Osborne held senior leadership positions at Stelco Inc. including COO and EVP Strategy. Mr. Osborne has extensive board experience and currently sits on the board of Hudbay Minerals Inc. Previously, Mr. Osborne sat on the boards of numerous public and private equity run businesses, including Strongco Inc. and TMS International. Mr. Osborne has also been active in the community, serving as Board Director of both Mohawk College and McMaster Innovation Park. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University and has completed the Executive Management Program from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.

John Amodeo

John Amodeo

Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer

John D. Amodeo is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, since 2010. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Amodeo was Vice President and...

John D. Amodeo is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, since 2010. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Amodeo was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Samuel Manu-Tech, Inc., a TSX listed public company. Prior to that, Mr. Amodeo served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bracknell Corporation, a NASDAQ listed public company, and held a number of executive positions at Molson Breweries (now Molson Coors), including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Amodeo is a Canadian CPA/Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and graduated from the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Rod Crawford

Rod Crawford

President, Samuel Manufacturing

Rod Crawford is President, Manufacturing Division at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a position he has held since 2017. In this role, Mr. Crawford leads the Company’s...

Rod Crawford is President, Manufacturing Division at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a position he has held since 2017. In this role, Mr. Crawford leads the Company’s diverse manufacturing groups. Mr. Crawford joined the Company in 2015 as Vice President, Finance for Samuel’s Manufacturing Division. Before joining Samuel, Mr. Crawford was Chief Financial Officer at Vicwest, a building products manufacturer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Crawford was CFO at Polytainers Inc., a plastics manufacturer, and Tiercon Inc, a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Mr. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Cecile Chung

Cecile Chung

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Cecile Chung is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, with responsibility for all legal, governance and compliance matters across the...

Cecile Chung is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, with responsibility for all legal, governance and compliance matters across the Company. Prior to joining Samuel in 2014, Ms. Chung was General Counsel for Carillion Canada and Director, Business and Legal Affairs at Astral Media. Ms. Chung began her career at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where she practiced corporate and securities law. Ms. Chung is active in the community and is a board member of Toronto Global, the agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment to the Greater Toronto Area. Ms. Chung was the Chair of the Audit Committee of the 2017 Invictus Games and has previously served as a board member of The Stop Community Food Center and the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation. Ms. Chung holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Western University and an Executive Master of Business Administration joint degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and York University’s Schulich School of Business.

Gary Strickland

Gary Strickland

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Gary Strickland has been Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited since 2016. He is responsible for the company’s human...

Gary Strickland has been Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited since 2016. He is responsible for the company’s human resources strategy and the development of its employee value proposition, along with its health and safety programs. Mr. Strickland has more than 30 years of experience in progressive human resources roles at private, publicly traded and private equity owned businesses, and has resided in both the US and Canada. He has led the HR function for multi-plant operations located in over 30 countries, and has worked for both original equipment manufacturers, such as Ford Motor Company, and Tier 1 automotive suppliers, such as Rockwell International and Mitsui. Mr. Strickland holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration and Organizational Development degree from the University of Phoenix.

Simon Walls

Simon Walls

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Simon Walls is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited. Mr. Walls is responsible for the Company’s customer relationships,...

Simon Walls is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited. Mr. Walls is responsible for the Company’s customer relationships, go-to-market strategies, new business ventures and marketing programs. Mr. Walls joined Samuel in 2016, prior to which he served in sales and marketing leadership roles at GE Healthcare, Peoplesoft (now part of Oracle) and Telcordia Technologies. Mr. Walls was also a principal consultant at McMann & Ransford and Gemini Consulting, where he developed commercialization strategies for clients. Mr. Walls holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kingston University in the United Kingdom.

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jason Wilson joined Samuel, Son & Co., Limited in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, Mr. Wilson is responsible for the...

Jason Wilson joined Samuel, Son & Co., Limited in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, Mr. Wilson is responsible for the Company’s information technology business systems. Mr. Wilson has global experience in public and private sectors, including financial services, retail and manufacturing, along with a successful technology start-up. He has proven experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning, internet of things and digital, cloud-based enterprise resource planning, along with applied cyber security expertise. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Queens University Belfast.

Anthony Chiesa

Anthony Chiesa

President, Canadian Service Centers

Anthony Chiesa is President, Canadian Service Centers at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a role he has held since 2019. In this role, Mr. Chiesa is responsible for the...

Anthony Chiesa is President, Canadian Service Centers at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a role he has held since 2019. In this role, Mr. Chiesa is responsible for the Company’s Canadian Service Center business and its Automotive Division. Prior to this, Mr. Chiesa led the implementation of the Company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system within its Service Center business. Mr. Chiesa joined Samuel in 2008 as Vice President, Finance for Western Canada before becoming Vice President, Operations, Canadian Service Center. Before joining Samuel, Mr. Chiesa held a number of senior positions with Klockner/Namasco. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brock University.

Brian Bedont

Brian Bedont

President, US Service Centers

Brian Bedont is President, US Service Centers at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a role he has held since 2018. In this role, Mr. Bedont is responsible for the Company’s...

Brian Bedont is President, US Service Centers at Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a role he has held since 2018. In this role, Mr. Bedont is responsible for the Company’s Service Center business and customer relationships across the United States. Mr. Bedont joined Samuel in 2010 as Manager of Business Development, then moved on to lead the Company’s Service Center business in several regions as Vice President, Regional Sales. Prior to joining Samuel, Mr. Bedont held a number of increasingly senior positions at AK Steel. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Benedictine University.

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