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Our Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors is committed to helping our customers Partner with Excellence.

Executive Leadership Team

Paul Summers

Chairman of the Board of Directors & CEO

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    Paul joined Steelcraft in May 1996 after purchasing Clemmer Technologies Inc with his partners.  He has been the driving force behind the company's substantial growth over the years and led Steelcraft's acquisitions of Bowers Process Equipment, Brute Manufacturing, and Festival City Fabricators.  Paul believes in fostering a workplace culture that delivers both strong financial results and sustainable employee work-life balance. 

Keith Zehr

President & COO, Div. Manager QCI

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    Keith joined Steelcraft in January 2000.  He possesses more than 25 years of progressive experience including front-line management, operations management, sales management, division management, and executive management at a corporate level.  Keith believes in creating high-value strategic partnerships between suppliers and customers that are based on clear communication and joint solution development.

Lawrence Suitor

VP & Div. Manager Engineered Products

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    Lawrence joined Steelcraft in July 2014.  He possesses more than 20 years of sales, operations, and executive management experience in the metal fabrication industry.  Lawrence believes in a customer-centric approach to business and has served on key supplier councils for category-leading OEMs such as Caterpillar.

David Edwards

Director Human Resources & Culture

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    David joined Steelcraft in August 2020.  He possesses more than 20 years of progressive experience in human resources in manufacturing across the industrial and automotive sectors as well as extensive experience in environmental health and safety management.  David believes in the development of a results-oriented culture that is founded on a strong partnership between HR and all functional groups within the business.  This includes supporting leadership in developing and directing an HR strategy that supports overall organizational goals.  

Board of Directors

Graham Barraclough

VP Finance & CFO, Steelcraft (ret'd)

Director since: 2020

Tom Davidson Jr.

President of Nisim

Director since: 1996

Mark Drolet

President of Premiere Packaging

Director since: 2005

Richard Findlay

BMO Commercial Banking Director (ret'd)

Director since: 2001

Brian Jones

President of Jones Brown Inc.

Director since: 1996

Gary Pooley

Ernst and Young LLP (ret'd)

Director since: 2005

David Sutherland

President & CEO of IPSCO (ret'd)

Director since: 2011

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