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Samson Appoints New CEO

Christian Rheault

June 21, 2019 – Samson has appointed Christian Rheault as CEO, effective July 1.
Rheault comes to Samson with a strong combination of multinational experience. Most recently, he was CEO of Greene, Tweed, a U.S.-based global supplier of custom sealing engineered solutions for aerospace, oilfield, semiconductor, petrochemical, and power. Prior to that, he was CEO of C&D Technologies, a company that manufactures systems for energy storage in standby backup power systems. Along with his business leadership experience, Rheault has held roles in engineering, manufacturing, and marketing management at equipment manufacturer Kulicke & Soffa and also where he started his career, at IBM Canada. 

Originally from Quebec, Canada, Rheault has degrees in both electrical engineering and business administration. Samson is expecting to quickly benefit from his strong global leadership, technology and engineering background, and strength in strategic planning and execution.
“We are looking forward to Christian joining the Samson team; we believe that his experience in leading technology companies will be instrumental to continuing Samson’s leadership in performance cordage and expanding their market position,” shares Robert Strouse, president of Wind River Holdings.


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