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Russel Metals Inc (RUS.TO)

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19 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Dinning

65 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Reid

49 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marion Britton

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

Lesley Coleman

2016 Vice President, Controller, Assistant Secretary

David Halcrow

2001 Vice President - Purchasing and Inventory Management

Maureen Kelly

Vice President - Information Systems

Ryan MacDermid

2016 Vice President - Risk Management and Legal

John Maclean

2018 Vice President, - Service Center Operations

Brian Hedges

65 2018 Director

Alain Benedetti

69 2006 Independent Director

John Clark

62 2012 Independent Director

Barbara Jeremiah

66 2016 Independent Director

Alice Laberge

61 2007 Independent Director

William O'Reilly

69 2009 Independent Director

Annie Thabet

57 2018 Independent Director

John Tulloch

71 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Dinning

Mr. James (Jim) F. Dinning is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Russel Metals Incorporated. Mr. Dinning is a Corporate Director and was appointed Chair of the Board of the Company on May 6, 2014. He 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. 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.

John Reid

Mr. John G. Reid is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Reid is an executive officer of the Company. On February 21, 2013, Mr. Reid was appointed to Chief Operating Officer, on May 2, 2013, Mr. Reid was appointed Executive Vice President and on January 1, 2016, Mr. Reid was appointed President. 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 the Company's 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.

Marion Britton

Ms. Marion E. Britton is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of Russel Metals Incorporated. On February 18, 2008, Ms. Britton was appointed Chief Financial Officer, on May 12, 2009, Ms. Britton was appointed Secretary and on May 2, 2013, Ms. Britton was appointed Executive Vice President. Ms. Britton is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Accountant. In 1984, Ms. Britton joined Marshall Drummond McCall, which was acquired by Russel Metals in 1987. From 1987 to 1994, Ms. Britton was responsible for financial management for the Metals Operations. In 1994, Ms. Britton assumed the role of Vice President and Corporate Controller and in 2004 Ms. Britton was appointed to Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer responsible for our internal control systems and financial reporting.

Lesley Coleman

Ms. Lesley M.S. Coleman serves as Vice President, Controller, Assistant Secretary of the Company. On February 18, 2008 she was appointed to the additional position of Assistant Secretary of the Company. Ms. Coleman is responsible for financial reporting and treasury management. In 2005 Ms. Coleman held the position of Controller of the Company. From 1991 to 2005 Ms. Coleman held the position of Assistant Controller of the Company. Ms. Coleman began her career at Touche Ross & Co., predecessor to Deloitte & Touche, where she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1985.

David Halcrow

Mr. David J. Halcrow serves as Vice President - Purchasing and Inventory Management of the Company. Mr. Halcrow joined Russel Metals in 2001 as Vice President, Purchasing and Inventory Management. He is responsible for overseeing the purchasing activities of Russel Metals' Canadian and US metal service centers that buy in excess of 1 million tons of carbon steel products annually as well as aluminum and other non-ferrous metals. Mr. Halcrow joined the steel industry in 1985. He worked 5 years as an engineer designing and maintaining process automation computer software at Dofasco Inc. After acquiring his MBA degree in 1988, Mr. Halcrow joined Dofasco’s Purchasing department. He held a variety of positions during his tenure with Dofasco, which positions included responsibility for the procurement of various commodities.

Maureen Kelly

Ms. Maureen A. Kelly is Vice President - Information Systems of the Company. Ms. Kelly joined Russel Metals in 1998 as Vice President, Information Systems and has been responsible for the Company’s information system and technology resources since that time. In addition, she has led the successful conversion and integration of our acquired metals businesses onto our computer systems. Prior to joining Russel Metals, Ms. Kelly was the Vice President, Information Systems and Administration for Gandalf Technologies Inc. She also has information systems experience in the telecommunications and insurance industries.

Ryan MacDermid

Mr. Ryan W. MacDermid serves as Vice President - Risk Management and Legal of the Company. Mr. MacDermid is responsible for the Company's enterprise risk management program which involves the identification, assessment, management and monitoring of enterprise risk, and he oversees the Company's legal affairs which include corporate transactions, capital market issuances, litigation management and corporate governance. Prior to joining Russel Metals in 2015, Mr. MacDermid was a partner of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP where his practice was focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. MacDermid was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario. He is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B. and Queen's University, B.A. (Honours).

John Maclean

Mr. John F. Maclean is Vice President, - Service Center Operations of the Company. On April 23, 2018, Mr. Maclean was promoted to Vice President, Service Center Operations. Mr. Maclean joined Russel Metals in July of 2013 as the General Manager responsible for overseeing the Operations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In September 2016 Mr. Maclean was appointed to the position of Vice President of Canadian Service Center Operations. Prior to joining Russel Metals, Mr. Maclean was the Commercial Director of Bar Products for North America for Gerdau. During his 33 year career at Gerdau, Mr. Maclean held various management positions which included responsibility for Commercial, Distribution, Quality Control and Informations Systems.

Brian Hedges

Mr. Brian R. Hedges serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Hedges is currently the CEO of Russel Metals. In 1994, Mr. Hedges joined Russel Metals as Executive Vice President and CFO. During his early years with the Company, Mr. Hedges contributed to the divestitures of nonmetals operations and the restructuring from a holding company (known as Federal Industries Ltd.) to a metals distribution operating company. Over the succeeding 15 years, Mr. Hedges assumed various responsibilities, eventually becoming Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Russel Metals in 2008. In 2009, Mr. Hedges was appointed President and CEO of Russel Metals and as of January 1, 2016, Mr. Hedges continues to lead the Company as CEO. Prior to joining Russel Metals, Mr. Hedges held the positions of CFO, President and CEO at Gandalf Technologies and CFO at Teleglobe Inc.

Alain Benedetti

Mr. Alain Benedetti, CPA, is Independent Director of Russel Metals Incorporated. Mr. Benedetti is a Corporate Director. Mr. Benedetti was Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants from September 2006 to September 2008. From 1998 to his retirement in June 2004, he was Vice Chair and Canadian Area Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP.

John Clark

Mr. John M. Clark is an Independent Director of Russel Metals Inc. Mr. Clark is President of Investments & Technical Management Corp., a firm engaged in corporate finance and merchant banking, since 1999. He 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. In relation to Mr. Clark’s Presidency at Investments & Technical Management Corp., Mr. Clark is also currently a director of Aizan Technologies Inc., Clearpoint Resorts Limited, Colio Estate Wines Inc., Eglinton Investments B.V., Investments & Technical Management Corp., Hutton Investments B.V., Maree Investment Inc. and Wine Insights Pty Ltd.

Barbara Jeremiah

Ms. Barbara S. Jeremiah is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Jeremiah is a Corporate Director. Prior to her retirement in 2009, Ms. Jeremiah served as Executive Vice President of Alcoa, Inc. a leading aluminum producer, from 2002 until 2008, when she also assumed the position of Chairman's Counsel. Ms. Jeremiah served on the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear Limited from 2011 until May 2015, EQT Corporation from 2003 to 2012 and First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. from 2010 to 2013.

Alice Laberge

Ms. Alice D. Laberge is an Independent Director of Russel Metals Incorporated. Ms. Laberge is a Corporate Director. She was President and CEO of Fincentric Corporation (a global provider of software solutions to financial institutions) from 2003 to 2005 and CFO from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that she was with MacMillan Bloedel Limited in a number of financial positions including Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO. Ms. Laberge is currently a Director of the Canadian Public Accountability Board.

William O'Reilly

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

Annie Thabet

Ms. Annie Thabet serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. 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 cofounded in 2003. From 1998 – 2003, Ms. Thabet was at AT Capital, an investment management company she founded and from 1987 to 1998, she was at Société générale de financement du Québec, a crown corporation specialized in private equity investment. Ms. Thabet is also a director of Manac Inc. and Chair of the Board of the Institute of Corporate Directors – Quebec.

John Tulloch

Mr. John R. Tulloch is an Independent Director of Russel Metals Inc. Mr. Tulloch is a Corporate Director. Mr. Tulloch was Executive Vice President of SSAB AB (a Nordic and US based steel company) and President of their North American Division from 2007 until his retirement in 2008. From 2004 until the takeover of IPSCO Inc. by SSAB, in 2007 he was Executive Vice President, Steel and Chief Commercial Officer of IPSCO. Prior to that he held various senior executive positions at IPSCO, including Vice President and General Manager of the Tubular Division. He is a past Director of various steel and energy industry associations, including the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Metal Service Center Institute, the Steel Manufacturers Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Foundation.

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