Samuel Names Colin Osborne President & Chief Operating Officer

Burlington, ON,

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a leading metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Mr. Colin Osborne to the positi​on of President and Chief Operating Officer.

In this role, Mr. Osborne will assume leadership responsibility for Samuel's operations, manufacturing, purchasing and commercial activities, along with oversight for the Company's corporate functions.

"Colin is a proven leader with a track record of building customer relationships, achieving solid business performance and developing strong teams," stated Bill Chisholm, Samuel's Chief Executive Officer. "Colin's achievements, depth of experience across our business and leadership capabilities, make him ideally suited for this new position."

"Samuel is an outstanding company and a leader in the metals processing and manufacturing industry," said Colin Osborne, Samuel's President and Chief Operating Officer. "I am pleased to be taking on this new role and look forward to working with the talented Samuel team and our key suppliers to deliver an exceptional customer experience."

Since 2017, Mr. Osborne has been President, Samuel Service Centers, where he strengthened performance, aligned processes and built customer relationships across Samuel's metal processing and service center operations. Previously, Mr. Osborne was President, Samuel Manufacturing Group, where he led the Company's diversified manufacturing businesses.

Prior to joining Samuel in 2015, Mr. Osborne was President and CEO of Vicwest, and previously held senior leadership positions at Stelco. Mr. Osborne is currently a Director of Hudbay Minerals and previously served on the Board of Directors of Strongco and TMS International. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McGill University and has completed the Executive Management Program at Queen's University.‚Äč

About Samuel

Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, is a family-owned integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. Samuel employees provide metals, industrial products and related value-added services from locations across North America. The company leverages its industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of its people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. For more information visit

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