Job Title:Chief Executive Officer
Employer:Russel Metals Inc.
Grad Year:1974
Degree(s):B. Commerce
Expertise:Accounting, Football
Industry:Entrepreneurship, Football

What makes you a good mentor?

An opportunity to contribute to the next generation and give back to the Carleton program.

About Brian Hedges

From 1994 to 2008 Mr. Hedges was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From February 2008 to May 2009 Mr. Hedges held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. On May 12, 2009, Mr. Hedges was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

During his earlier years at Russel Metals, Mr. Hedges oversaw the divestitures of non-metals operations and the restructuring from a holding company to a metal distribution operating company.

Mr. Hedges is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant. His business career encompasses the positions of Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gandalf Technologies, as well as Chief Financial Officer of Teleglobe Inc. Both companies were involved in the Canadian international telecommunications industry.

Mr. Hedges also sits on the Board of a charitable organization in support of Carleton University.