• Don Hambly
  • Don Hambly

Don Hambly

Don Hambly, Olon Industries, President and CEO

President and CEO

Olon Industries

Don Hambly is President and CEO of Olon Industries, based in Georgetown, ON. Olon is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of drawer components, profile wrapped moldings, edge treatments and decorative laminate products for the North American furniture, residential remodeling and cabinet-making industries. With Canadian and US-based manufacturing facilities in Georgetown, Ontario; Washington and Jeffersonville, Indiana; and Geneva, Illinois, the Company sells its products primarily to Canadian and United States office furniture and cabinetry OEMs, wholesalers and distributors.

Don joined Olon in 2008 as President and COO, before becoming CEO in 2009.  During this time, he has successfully guided the building products company through a devastating recession, divested a core product line, acquired a competitor, consolidated & closed two plants and expanded heavily into the United States.

Prior to Olon, Don worked for six years as the President of AO Smith Canada and GSW Water Heating, based in Fergus, Ontario, where he led a team of over 500 employees and doubled revenue.

After completing his MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1992, Don joined Ernst & Young’s consulting practice in London, Ontario.  Over the course of 10 years, he became a Partner at E&Y and ultimately became responsible for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s Canadian supply chain practice across four offices with 70 people.

Don also earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and held several increasingly senior positions with General Motors over a seven year period.


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