Jan 15, 2021

Dermot Strong – President – RSL

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is delighted to announce the appointment of RSL‘s new President, Dermot Strong. He will officially begin his new role on January 18th.

Dermot’s appointment results from an extensive national search, which sought an accomplished leader who will build on RSL’s successful record as a high-performance organization in collaboration with the Senior Leadership team.

Having worked for two family-run businesses, Dermot brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. He has forty years of experience in manufacturing and distribution. Most recently, he held the President’s position at Motion Industries Canada Inc., a $600 million Industrial Distribution Company, for twenty-two years. He has led teams in Canada, Latin America, the United States, and southeast Asia. Dermot also serves on multiple boards in Vancouver as a Board Member.

Dermot recognizes our organization’s many strengths and will inspire, coach, and develop the next generation of leaders within RSL, ensuring they have all the leadership competencies, functional expertise, and business acumen to take over the business eventually.

As noted by Dermot, “I am honoured to have been selected to be the new President of RSL! RSL has experienced an outstanding 75 years of growth, enjoying a significant industry presence in Canada. I am thrilled to be joining a storied western based company with such a great history. I look forward to working with the ownership group, the leadership team and meeting as many of the staff as soon as possible. RSL is well-positioned to enjoy an exciting future, and I am delighted to be a member of the team as we advance.”

PFM Executive Search is recognized as a leader in executive search and has been working with some of the most prominent Canadian private, public, and not-for-profit clients over the past 29-years. We are known for our ability to recruit senior leaders from around the world to top management positions.