OAKVILLE, ON, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Vicwest Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: VIC, VIC.DB) today announced that Kent Harris has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and that Danielle Gammon is appointed Vice President Finance.
Ms. Gammon began her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP where she earned her CA designation, and holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Brock University. She has served the Company as Corporate Controller since 2011.
"I'd like to thank Kent for his contributions to our Company over the past year and congratulate Danielle on her appointment," said Colin Osborne, President and CEO. "Over the past 18 months, we have significantly upgraded our finance team. CA-designated controllers have been added to each operating division, our financial reporting and compliance capability at the corporate controller level has been enhanced, and we've brought on additional resources to internally manage tax and all aspects of treasury and cash management. Given this enhanced team, our strong balance sheet, and our recent capital investments we remain well positioned to continue to execute on our various growth and enhancement initiatives."
About Vicwest Inc.
Vicwest Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of engineered storage and handling systems for grain, fertilizer and liquid storage as well as building construction products for agricultural, institutional, commercial, industrial and residential markets. We operate through two strategically aligned divisions: Vicwest Building Products and Westeel. With approximately 7,000 customers, 1,200 dedicated employees and 34 business partners, the Company is positioned for growth in domestic and international markets. Vicwest Inc. is a member of the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index. For more information, visit www.vicwestinc.com.
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