New CEO for Ipsco

IPSCO Inc. has announced that Roger Phillips, its President and Chief Executive Officer since 1982, will retire as previously planned at the beginning of January 2002. Succeeding him will be David Sutherland, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Sutherland will also become a board member. Roger Phillips has been appointed an honorary director of IPSCO, effective with his retirement.
David Sutherland joined IPSCO in 1977. He initially served in IPSCO’s personnel department and then filled increasingly important manufacturing roles in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Regina. In 1988 he moved to the United States and was responsible for IPSCO’s first American pipe operations. In 1992 he returned to Canada where he filled a number of lead roles before being promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Raw Materials and Coil Processing. In April 2000 Sutherland moved to the newly formed operational headquarters of IPSCO in Lisle, Illinois, in greater Chicago, and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April of this year. His career path has seen him work in all operating areas of IPSCO: steel, coil processing, and tubulars, in both manufacturing and sales. Phillips was named a director and president-elect of IPSCO in November 1981 and assumed the presidency in February 1982.

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