On May 1st, we celebrated our company’s president, John Mitchell’s thirty-year anniversary working at Canada Metal. Interestingly enough, it coincided with International Labour Day. As the quote goes, “Genius begins great works, labour alone finishes them.” CMP’s success today is all thanks to John’s labour of love.
John is a visionary and a risk taker. He has led the company through multiple organizational changes. Since taking on the role as president in 1999 and co-owner of CMP, John has led CMP from a regional business to a global one.
He is a dynamic and charismatic leader, giving CMP strong direction over the years. In many ways, John’s work ethic resembles that of another manufacturing giant, Henry Ford. Here are a few notable Henry Ford quotes that apply to John:
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” John has built his reputation on his past accomplishments, not what he hopes to achieve one day.
“I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.” We have all witnessed, at some point or another, how John works around the clock. He lives and breathes his work.
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.” John’s enthusiasm is contagious and is the driving force behind CMP’s continual growth.
“Vision without execution is just hallucination.” John certainly has, without a doubt, executed his vision.
We are grateful for John’s leadership and commitment to our livelihood over the past 30 years.
Thank you, John!