Well-known structural engineer in the Canadian steel industry joins Supermétal

LEDUC, AB, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Structural steel construction company, Supermétal, today announced the arrival of Sylvie Boulanger as Vice President, Technical Marketing, a highly strategic function combining business development and innovation. Well-known among the Canadian steel industry, Ms. Boulanger has been Québec Regional Manager of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) for the past 10 years.

"Sylvie Boulanger possesses a state-of-the-art expertise in creative steel applications. Her contribution will allow us to consolidate our growth and seize new business opportunities throughout North America," said Jean-François Blouin, Supermétal's President and CEO.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Ms. Boulanger has an impressive academic background. She obtained her bachelors, masters and doctorate in civil and structural engineering from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), the University of California (Berkeley) and from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne) in Switzerland, respectively. In addition, she has been a member of several Canadian and North American industry committees, including the CISC Committee on Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, the North American Steel Construction Conference planning committee and the AISI Construction Sustainability Task Group. She has also written for CISC's Advantage Steel Magazine and AISC's Modern Steel Construction.

"I am joining Supermétal because I admire and respect its team building and innovative culture. Steel construction has a huge potential in North America and in my view, no company is better positioned than Supermétal to grow successfully in such an environment and become a key industry leader," said Ms. Boulanger.

Supermétal is a well-established Canadian manufacturer that operates plants in Alberta, Québec and South Carolina (USA) serving mainly North-American clientele. Recognized for the quality of its service and meeting construction timelines, the company based in Saint-Romuald, Québec specializes in the production and installation of structural steel for commercial and industrial buildings and employs 600 people. For more information, visit: www.supermetal.com


For further information:

Dianna Eakins, Eakins Communications
Phone: 905-333-4208 or 905-630-4208 / Email : eakinscomm@cogeco.ca

Allan Metzger, Supermétal  
Phone: 780-980-4830 / Email: allan.metzger@supermetal.com

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