Peter Burrell sales manager for Amada CanadaClick image to enlargePeter Burrell has joined Amada Canada, Mississuaga, ON, as sales manager.

He has more than 24 years of experience in the sheet metal fabrication business. He will be based out of the Mississauaga, ON, office.

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