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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.

About Steelcraft

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 


Media Contacts: 

Paul Summers

Chairman & CEO

Steelcraft Inc.

Tel 519.884.4325 Ext.239

Email psummers@steelcraftinc.com