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Steve Blanchet – Current Chair

Steve Blanchet

A graduate of Economics and Business from the University of Toronto, Steve began his career with CCL Industries, a Canadian manufacturing company in multiple senior positions. He then joined a USA based company (Outsourcing Services Group) in California as the VP of Sales, Steve was transferred to Barrie to become the General Manager of Kolmar Canada, now CSR Cosmetics, manufacturer and formulator of skin products and cosmetics, holding clients such as Estee Lauder and Mary Kay.

In 2008, with the assistance of investors, Steve purchased Kolmar Canada from OSG and rebranded the company as what is now known in the community as CSR Cosmetic Solutions. In 2011 Steve “bought out” his partners to become the sole owner of CSR. As part of his support to the industry, Steve is on the Board of Directors and executive committee for the Canadian Cosmetic Toiletry & Fragrance Association. Steve currently holds a high level of engagement with the Barrie community, and has held several Committee Chair positions, specifically Chair of the Quality and Management Committee, as well as the Governance Committee and was Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.