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Heglund Takes Reins as Chairman of Mill Steel

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Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has completed the leadership transfer to the third generation of the family. Current CEO and Chairman David Samrick has given way to President Pam Heglund, granddaughter of Harry Samrick, who founded the company in 1963.

As chairman, Heglund will continue to direct the executive leadership team of Carl Quenneville, senior vice president and COO; Joe Poot, senior vice president, purchasing; Rob Vella, vice president of operations and Marc Rabitoy, CFO.

“I look forward to the honor of continuing David’s legacy of inspiring our people-first culture and his commitment to service that has been the foundation of our growth,” Heglund says.

The transition will be seamless for Mill Steel’s customers, suppliers and business partners, and underscores the company’s mission of being a unified, motivated, and empowered market-driven company with a single focus to be the best, executives claim.

“We have a special group of people at Mill Steel. I have full confidence in the talented and capable team leading the company forward. I know my parents would be proud that the company remains in the family,” said Samrick. “The future is bright for Mill Steel.”

Samrick became president of the company his father founded in 1976. Under Samrick’s direction, the company has experienced 12 percent annual growth, now sitting as North America’s 16th largest service center company, with 2019 revenues of $925 million. For his stewardship of the company, Samrick was honored as Metal Center News’ 2014 Service Center Executive of the Year.

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