CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.

CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.

September 02, 2010 16:00 ET

CanWel Building Materials Announces Appointment

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2010) -


CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. ("CanWel" or "the Company") (TSX:CWX) announced the following today:

CanWel+Broadleaf Division Leadership Appointment

The CanWel+Broadleaf Division of the Company ("CanWel+Broadleaf Division" or the "Division") announced today another key Senior Management appointment.

Michel Walsh, previously the General Manager of Broadleaf Logistics' Quebec business unit, will assume the role of Director of Product Management and Marketing of the CanWel+Broadleaf Division. Michel will report directly to Bob Simko, President of the Division. The appointment is effective on September 7, 2010. 

Mr. Walsh is a graduate of the Civil Engineering program at Laval University. "Over his 22 year career, Michel has a solid track record of success in a variety of technical, sales and general management positions with Nordel, Trus Joist, Weyerhaeuser and Broadleaf," noted Mr Simko. "Michel is respected for his extensive technical knowledge and his ability to bring innovative business solutions to the customer base," added Mr. Simko.

About CanWel Building Materials

CanWel Building Materials trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX and is Canada's largest national distributor in the building materials and related products sector, operating distribution centres coast to coast in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada. CanWel Building Materials distributes a wide range of hardware, building materials, lumber, and renovation products. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by CanWel Building Materials (and its predecessor, CanWel Building Materials Income Fund) with the securities regulatory authorities, available at

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Contact Information

  • CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.
    Amar Doman
    Chairman and CEO
    (604) 608-6600