Craig Bouchard Resigns from Board of Directors of Real Industry Inc.


CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2016) Serial entrepreneur Craig Bouchard today announces he will be resigning from the Board of Directors of Real Industry Inc.

“I want to thank the management team and all employees who worked tirelessly to grow the company from $40 million of annual revenue to roughly $1.4 billion of annual revenue on two continents over the past two years,” states Bouchard. “The Board of Directors and I share a different vision for the path of growth going forward but I will continue as a significant shareholder and supporter of the Real Industry team.”


Craig Bouchard serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cambelle-Inland, LLC.

Bouchard founded Shale-Inland LLC in 2010, and served as its Chairman until February 2013. During that time Shale-Inland grew its revenues from $10 million annually to over $800 million annually.

Bouchard co-founded the company that became Esmark, Inc. in 2003. Esmark grew its revenues from $4 million that year to nearly $4 billion annually by 2008, and was sold to AO Severstal for $1.25 billion that year. Esmark executed the first “reverse hostile tender merger” in Wall Street history.

Bouchard is a New York Times best-selling author for The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in Leadership, Growth and Shareholder Value by McGraw Hill, Copyright 2013 (James V. Koch co-author)

As a hobby, Bouchard’s The Adventures of Ai was one of the world’s popular children’s book projects of 2014. The book was translated into Japanese, Mandarin, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Arabic, with the accompanying video game, achieving 200,000 downloads globally on Apple iTunes, Google Play and Samsung. The project was supported by 18 children’s charities around the world.

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