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Reid Takes Over as CEO at Russel

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John Reid has formally taken the reins at Russel Metals, Mississauga, Ontario. Reid has been appointed CEO of North America’s ninth-largest service center company.

Reid’s promotion from president was originally announced in November, with May 2 targeted as the date for the transition. Brian Hedges, who had been the company CEO since 2009, retired. 

"The Board of Directors is pleased to confirm the appointment of John Reid as our new CEO,” Chairman Jim Dinning said. “We believe that John's transition to CEO, with the full support and confidence of the board and management team will be seamless. We are indebted to our retiring CEO, Brian Hedges, for his leadership at Russel and for all that he’s done to support John Reid as he takes on his new role.”