OAKVILLE, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Vicwest Inc. (TSX: VIC) (TSX: VIC.DB)
today announced the appointment of Neil D. Manning as a Director of the
Company, effective immediately. Mr. Manning is an accomplished senior
business executive and entrepreneur with 40 years of leadership
experience in serving infrastructure, construction and oil and gas
Before retiring in March, Mr. Manning was President and CEO of Wajax
Corporation for a decade, leading a successful strategic transformation
of this well-known Canadian equipment, industrial components and power
systems supplier. At Strongco Corporation from 1990 to 1999, he held
the positions of President, Strongco Supplies Division, President,
Sheridan Equipment Division, and ultimately President and COO. Earlier
in his career, he was owner of a private business acquired by Strongco.
He currently serves with other respected Canadian and international
business executives on the University of Alberta School of Business
"Neil's considerable knowledge of our customer markets along with his
strategic planning, M&A and management expertise in multi-product-line
businesses make him an invaluable addition to our board," said Fraser
Berrill, Chairman of the Board of Vicwest Inc. "His extensive
industrial and public company experience further strengthens our board
and reinforces our commitment to deliver value to our shareholders."
ABOUT VICWEST INC.
Vicwest Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building
construction products, and steel containment products for agricultural
grain, fertilizer and liquid storage. Through its Vicwest Building
Products division, the Company fabricates and markets metal roofing,
siding and other metal building products under the trade names Vicwest,
Mercury Metals, Valley Truss & Metal, RCA Metal and AWIP-Vicwest USA.
The Company's Westeel Storage Solutions division manufactures storage
solutions for agricultural grain and fertilizer, as well as liquid
storage tanks and accessories. These products are manufactured and
distributed under the trade names Westeel, Northern Steel Industries
and NSI. Through a global alliance, Westeel distributes Buhler
Industries-manufactured grain handling equipment in Canada under the
Westeel brand while Buhler Industries markets and sells
Westeel-manufactured products through its US distribution network. In
Canada, Westeel also represents Skandia, Europe's most advanced
elevator and conveyor grain handling systems. With approximately 1,100
dedicated employees and strategically located manufacturing facilities,
the Company delivers superior quality products and excellent service to
customers in chosen markets. Vicwest Inc. is a member of the S&P/TSX
SmallCap Index. For more information, visit www.vicwestinc.com.
SOURCE Vicwest Inc.
For further information:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (905) 469-5700
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (905) 469-5706