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Metal Supermarkets Announces New Executive Hires

CFO, Director of Franchise Services & Operations Joins Premier North American Metal Solutions Franchise

Mississauga, Ontario – (April 2, 2019) – Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, today announced the hiring of two senior level executives to the organization’s corporate management team.

Leonard Lim, CPA, CMA, was named the new Chief Financial Officer for Metal Supermarkets.  In this role, Lim will oversee the organization’s accounting, financial, human resources, purchasing and IT departments.  He will provide important leadership and development for Metal Supermarkets during the company’s period of rapid growth and expansion.

Lim has more than 15 years of experience in financial analysis and reporting, data analysis and systems development as well as general accounting and control activities.  Lim comes to Metal Supermarkets after serving as Vice President Finance for iMarketing Solutions Group, an outbound marketing company based in Toronto.  He has also held finance, sales and marketing roles with Sirius XM and Bell Mobility.  Lim earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor.

Ryan Shorten was named Metal Supermarkets’ Director, Franchise Services and Operations.  Shorten will coordinate the growth, development and sales goals for Metal Supermarkets’ North American stores and support its franchisees and corporate employees.  He will also oversee the company’s four corporate-owned stores in the United States.

Shorten has more than 20 years of experience in the service and corporate communications industries with an extensive background in strategic planning, project management and regulatory compliance.  Prior to coming to Metal Supermarkets, he served as Director of Operations with Pizza Nova for the past seven years and spent seven years in the same position with Cora Franchise Group.  Shorten earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts – Media/Digital from Ryerson University.

“Leonard and Ryan bring extensive industry experience to their respective positions with Metal Supermarkets,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “Both are talented individuals who will bolster our corporate management team and help in the growth and development of the organization.”

Lim and Shorten began their positions with Metal Supermarkets on Monday, April 1.

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About Metal Supermarkets:

Metal Supermarkets, known worldwide as The Convenience Stores for Metal, is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with more than 90 brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. It sells a wide variety of metals including aluminum, hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, galvanized steel, tool steel, brass, bronze and copper. Metal Supermarkets offers value-added services such as Production Cutting, Shearing, Punching and more. Its staff are highly-specialized and assists customers in finding the metal they need.  The franchise owners are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.