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Samuel's Osborne Replacing Retiring Chisholm as CEO

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Colin Osborne has been appointed president and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co. Limited, Mississauga, Ontario. His appointment goes into effect Aug. 1.

He will replace Bill Chisholm, who is retiring from the company. Chisholm has led Samuel since 2013. The appointment completes the leadership transition that began in late 2018 when Osborne was named president and COO.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Bill for his dedication to Samuel and to wish him the very best in his retirement. It has been a pleasure to work with Bill in modernizing this great family enterprise,” said Mark Samuel, chairman of the board.

“It has been my honor and privilege to have worked with the board of directors, management committee, and Samuel team to grow this business into the largest and most successful family-owned metals distribution, processing and fabrication company in North America,” said Chisholm. “Colin will be an excellent president and CEO for Samuel and I know the business will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

Before his appointment as president and COO, Osborne served as president of Samuel’s service centers. He joined the company in 2015 as president of Samuel Manufacturing Group.

Samuel is North America’s largest family-owned service center company. It ranked fourth in Metal Center News’ Top 50 largest service center companies in 2018, with prior-year revenues of $2.8 billion.