Board of Directors and Officers


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James F. Dinning

Director and Chair of the Board

Mr. Dinning is a Corporate Director and was appointed Chair of the Board of the Company on May 6, 2014.  Mr. Dinning serves as Board Chair of Western Investment Company and as a director of various other private companies, foundations and trusts.  He was chair of Western Financial Group Inc., a company engaged in insurance and investment, from 2005 to 2017 when the company was acquired by Wawanesa.  He is the past chair of Liquor Stores North America Ltd and Export Development Canada and a former director of Parkland Fuel Corp., Finning International Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.  From 1997 to 2004 Mr. Dinning was a senior executive of TransAlta Corporation.

Mr. Dinning held several key positions during his 11 years as a member of the Legislative Assembly in Alberta, including Provincial Treasurer from 1992 to 1997.  He is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.  He is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Calgary following his tenure as Chancellor from 2010 to 2014.

Linh J. Austin

Director

Mr. Austin is a Corporate Director and is the Chief Operating Officer of BayoTech, Inc.  He is responsible for Projects, Engineering, Manufacturing and Field Operations, QHES, Supply Chain, and BayoTech’s Center of Excellence.  Mr. Austin was Regional CEO & Senior Vice President Middle East & North Africa of McDermott International, Ltd. from January 2015 until July 2020.  Prior to that, Mr. Austin held key senior level operations, projects, and strategy roles for large international oil and gas companies such as BP plc and Atlantic Richfield Company.

John M. Clark

Director

Mr. Clark is a Corporate Director and is President of Investments & Technical Management Corp., a company engaged in corporate finance merchant banking, since 1999.  Mr. Clark was Chief Financial Officer and a director of Polaris Geothermal Inc. from June 2004 to October 2009.  He was President and/or Executive Chairman of Laurasia Resources Limited, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and development company, from 1988 to 1998.  Mr. Clark is also currently a director of Vista Gold Corp., Zephyr Minerals Ltd. and several privately held companies.

Brian R. Hedges

Director

Mr. Hedges is a Corporate Director.  Mr. Hedges was Chief Executive Officer of Russel Metals from May 2009 to his retirement in May 2018.  Mr. Hedges was Chief Financial Officer of Russel Metals from 1994 until his appointment to Chief Operating Officer in February 2008.  He has been a member of the Board since he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2009.  His career encompassed the positions of Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gandalf Technologies, as well as Chief Financial Officer of Teleglobe Inc.  Both companies were involved in the Canadian international telecommunications industry.  Mr. Hedges is currently a director of Black Diamond Group Limited.

Cynthia Johnston

Director

Ms. Johnston is a Corporate Director.  She was Executive Vice President, Gas, Renewables and Operations Services at TransAlta Corporation from 2015 until her retirement in 2017.  Between 2011 and 2015, she held various positions at TransAlta, including Executive Vice President Enterprise Risk and Corporate Services and Executive Vice President Corporate Services.  From 2013 until her retirement, she was Chief Operating Officer and served as a non-independent Director of TransAlta Renewables.  Prior thereto, Ms. Johnston held various executive leadership positions with TransAlta and FortisAlberta.  She is currently a director of AltaGas Ltd.

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Alice D. Laberge

Director

Ms. Laberge is a Corporate Director.  She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fincentric Corporation, a global provider of software solutions to financial institutions, from December 2003 to July 2005 and was its Chief Financial Officer from 2000 – 2003.  Prior to joining Fincentric, Ms. Laberge was with MacMillan Bloedel for over 18 years in a variety of financial positions including Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Laberge served as a director of the Royal Bank of Canada from 2005 to beginning of 2021.  She is currently a director of Mercer International Inc., Nutrien Ltd. and Canadian Public Accountability Board.

William M. O’Reilly

Director

Mr. O’Reilly is a Corporate Director.  Mr. O’Reilly was the Managing Partner and a member of the Management Committee of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP from 1997 until his retirement from those positions on May 31, 2010.  He was a partner of that firm from 1976 until his retirement on December 31, 2011, except for the period from August 1993 to January 1996 when he served as an executive officer of Russel Metals.  Mr. O’Reilly was the Secretary of Russel Metals from May 1994 to May 2009 when he was first elected as a director of the Company.

Roger D. Paiva

Director

Mr. Paiva is a Corporate Director.  Mr. Paiva was the Vice President Operations – North Region of Gerdau Steel Company from 2017 until his retirement in 2019.  He started with Gerdau Steel in 1982 and held many senior positions at Gerdau Steel through out his career including Vice President Operations, Merchant Mills from 2011 – 2017.  Mr. Paiva was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Steel Producers Association from 2011 to 2019, during his last two years he held the position of Co-Chair of the Board of Directors.

John G. Reid

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Reid started with JMS Metals Services, Inc. and related companies (“JMS”) in 1991, was promoted to President of JMS in 1994 and served as President of JMS Russel Metals operations since the Company’s purchase of JMS in 2007.  From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Reid held the position of Vice President Operations, Service Centers and took on increased responsibility for the energy products units.  On February 21, 2013, Mr. Reid was appointed to Chief Operating Officer, on May 2, 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President, on January 1, 2016, he was appointed President and on May 2, 2018 Mr. Reid was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  Mr. Reid is also a director of the Metals Service Center Institute.

Annie Thabet

Director

Mrs. Thabet is a Corporate Director and a Partner at Celtis Capital, a firm specialized in transactional services related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance and asset management, which she co-founded in 2003.   Prior to that, Mrs. Thabet worked at AT Capital, an investment management company she founded and from 1987 – 1998 she was at Société générale de financement du Québec, a crown corporation specialized in private equity investment.  She is currently a director of Transcontinental Inc., Héroux-Devtek and Manac Inc. and served as a director of The Jean Coutu Group from 2010 to 2018. She is also a member of the board of Center of Advanced Technologies BRP – Sherbrooke University and past Chair of the board of directors of the Institute of Corporate Directors – Quebec.

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OFFICERS

James F. Dinning

Director and Chair of the Board

John G. Reid

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Martin L. Juravsky

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Lesley M.S. Coleman

Vice President, Controller and Assistant Secretary

Ryan W. MacDermid

Vice President, Risk Management and Legal

Sherri McKelvey

Sherri L. McKelvey

Assistant Secretary