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Mill Steel Co. Names Commercial Executive Pam Heglund as President
April 13, 2016 12:00am

Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, is very pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned sales leader and commercial partner, Pam Heglund to President. This advancement makes Heglund the first female president of a steel service center this size. Pam’s fifteen year industry tenure, and five years as vice president of sales and partner, have propelled her to this career milestone.

This appointment keeps pace with the company’s growth and strategic development under the leadership and direction of David Samrick, CEO and Chairman.

In April of 2014, Mill Steel opened its largest facility to-date in Jeffersonville, IN. The company has experienced consistent double digit growth throughout the last decade. In January 2016, Mill Steel continued their expansion with yet another acquisition in Anderson, IN, adding to their geographical footprint and increasing service capabilities.

"Our aggressive sales strategy lead by Pam was a key factor in the growth Mill Steel has experienced. I have no doubt her expert leadership will remain constant in the new position and the transition will be seamless,” said Vice President of Purchasing, Joe Poot.

For Heglund, steel was the path unsought, but meant to be. In the summer of 2000, Pam became Mill Steel’s first intern as she finished up her business management degree at Grand Valley State University – and so began her path in the steel industry.

As the family’s third generation steel leader, Pam continues to carry Mill Steel’s legacy forward with the same integrity and guiding values as her grandfather, Harry S. Samrick, and uncle, David S. Samrick. Alongside fellow partners – Carl Quenneville, SVP and CFO; Marc Rabitoy, CFO; Joe Poot, VP Purchasing; and Rob Vella, VP Operations – the team of partners and associates will continue to execute further growth for the company.

“This appointment is very meaningful for me,” said David. “I’ve watched Pam grow up in the steel industry and have always had great confidence in her decisions. She has my father’s gift as a commercial leader and it became very clear that steel truly is in her blood.”

Pam is quick to give credit to her fellow partner group. She recognizes a large portion of her success has come from their mentorship throughout her career.

Carl Quenneville comments, “One of my greatest pleasures at Mill Steel has been to work alongside Pam and observe the development of her skills with the goal of delighting our customers. Pam is a natural talent and her commercial leadership skills are the product of 15 years of listening and responding to our customers’ needs. Pam’s commitment to our people first culture and her keen grasp of our customers’ needs, position her uniquely to usher our company into the next 50 plus years of growth.”