Current President John Morton will be retiring as of May 1, 2016 and during the transition period leading up to his retirement, John will play a valuable role focusing on Samuel’s strategic initiatives for the manufacturing division of Samuel.
Colin is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in strategy and operations in the manufacturing industry.
He served as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Strategy at Stelco Inc., a major Canadian steel producer from 2004 to 2006 and subsequently joined Caelan Consulting Inc., as President and CEO in 2006, which provides consulting services in the metals, mining and manufacturing sector. From 2007 to 2015, he served as President and CEO of Vicwest, operating 18 manufacturing sites in Canada producing metal fabricated construction and storage products for the agricultural, building construction, and heavy industrial markets.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Tube City IMS and has previously sat on boards for Thomson-Gordon Group, McMaster Innovation Park and Strongco. Colin earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 1987.
“Colin’s demonstrated track record of success, coupled with his pragmatic approach towards operational excellence and organizational transformation, will be a valuable contribution as we continue to implement our five-year strategic plan,” said Bill Chisholm, President and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited.
“John’s contributions and experience over his many years with Samuel in executive positions within the organization have contributed towards the sustainability and long term growth of the company and are going to be extremely helpful as we focus on the new strategic initiatives,” Bill added.
About Samuel, Son & Co.
Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a 5th generation family owned privately held company business was established in 1855. It operates business units associated with the distribution, transportation, processing and manufacturing of metals and industrial products. Samuel is the largest family owned metals processor and distributor in North America.