Steelcraft Appoints Steel Industry Veteran to Board of Directors
WATERLOO ON, February 06, 2012 — Steelcraft, a leading provider of custom-engineered steel
products, components and systems announced today that it has appointed David Sutherland to its
Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Sutherland brings to Steelcraft’s Board extensive business leadership, governance, and steel
manufacturing industry experience. David Sutherland enjoyed a 30+ year career with integrated
North American steel plate manufacturer IPSCO, the latter five spent as the company’s president
and chief executive officer. As IPSCO CEO, he increased company revenue from $1.1 billion to
$3.8 billion, and successfully negotiated sale of IPSCO to Swedish steel company SSAB in 2007.
He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of several public companies including GATX
Corporation, United States Steel Corporation and Imperial Oil, and is a member of the Board of
Governors of the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Sutherland is a former member of the Board of Directors for ZCL, a publicly traded fiberglass
storage tank company, based in Edmonton, Alberta. In July of 2011, Steelcraft purchased ZCL’s
steel tank manufacturing division, also located in Edmonton. He is also past chairman of the
American Iron and Steel Institute, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Steel
Institute, Steel Producers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers.
“David brings to Steelcraft an incredible business background and extensive manufacturing industry
knowledge, that will significantly enrich our Board and our business,” says Paul Summers, Steelcraft
chairman and CEO.
Since 1923, Steelcraft has crafted a culture of service and excellence within its business that has
enabled the company to partner with its customers to serve today’s highly complex and demanding
global manufacturing marketplace. Our custom-engineered steel products, components and systems
are today leveraged across industries and continents. The steel-based components we build form
vital building blocks in our customer’s business process, enabling manufacturing leaders to
compete more effectively, operate more efficiently, and win hard-fought competitive advantage. For
more information visit our website at www.steelcraftinc.com
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