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Former economic development guru to recruit SAMSSA members

Sudbury’s Paul Reid will help bring new companies to the mining service and supply organization.
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Paul Reid
Paul Reid, who retired in December from his role with the Greater Sudbury Development Corp., will work as a consultant for SAMSSA, with the goal of recruiting new members to the mining service and supply organization. (File photo)

Paul Reid, a former economic development officer for the Greater Sudbury Development Corp., has been tapped to recruit new members to the Sudbury Area Mining Service and Supply Association (SAMSSA).

Reid, who retired in December from a 20-year career with the city, will work as a consultant to attract new mining supply and service companies to become members, SAMSSA said in a statement.

“Paul brings a long history and commitment to the mining supply and service sector and identified this sector as a wealth and job creator in late 2003,” the statement said.

Among his accomplishments, Reid is credited with working alongside SAMSSA’s executive director, Dick DeStefano, to found the organization in 2004. He also helped pinpoint a former mine site near Capreol as a potential site for a chromite smelter in 2012, when Cliffs Natural Resources was considering Sudbury for a processing facility for its Ring of Fire ore.

“Paul has proven to have exceptional knowledge of the mining sector, and his network of leaders in both the supply and service sector and mining, and he is excited of expanding the 140 member base within Northern Ontario.”

With members from across Northern Ontario, SAMSSA works to promote the interests of the region’s mining service and supply companies, which represents the largest industry concentration worldwide.

Reid can be reached at reid@samssa.ca or 705-665-4217.




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