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Steel supplier names first female president

April 14, 2016
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Pam Heglund
Pam Heglund. Courtesy Mill Steel

A local steel supplier has hired its first female president.

Mill Steel in Grand Rapids said yesterday that Pam Heglund, a 15-year employee of the company, has been appointed to the role.

Most recently, she was the VP of sales and a partner at Mill Steel.

“Pam played an integral part in positioning Mill Steel as an industry leader and building the robust book of business we have today,” said Eric Lambert, COO and CFO, Mill Steel. “I have no doubt her expert leadership will remain constant in the new position, and this progressive transition will be seamless.”

Heglund’s background

Heglund is a third-generation steel leader, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Harry Samrick, and uncle, David Samrick.

"This appointment is very meaningful for me," said David Samrick, CEO and chairman, Mill Steel. "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."

Heglund began her career as Mill Steel’s first intern in 2000 and has been with the company for her professional career.

Heglund holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Grand Valley State University.

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