May 9, 2006

Metals Service Center Institute Names New Directors

May 09, 2006

Metals Service Center Institute Names New Directors

ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois – Seven metals industry leaders were named as directors of the Metals Service Center Institute with terms beginning July 1. Also named were three new members of the institute’s Executive Committee and a new treasurer.

The new leaders were confirmed at the MSCI Annual Meeting, which concluded today at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

New directors include:

Richard J. Greaves, chief operating officer, Thyssen Krupp Materials North America, a director at large.

Michael H. Goldberg, president and chief executive officer, A.M. Castle & Co., a director at large.

Mary Valenta, senior vice president and chief financial officer, O’Neal Steel, Inc., chair of the Budget and Audit Committee.

Michael G. Rippey, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Mittal Steel North America, an associate director.

John Palesny, vice president, Petersen Aluminum Corporation, a national chapter director.

Michael X. Cronin, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and director, Central Steel & Wire Co., a national chapter director.

Toros Assadourian, president, Gatsteel Industries Inc., a national chapter director.

In addition, Stephen E. Makarewicz, president, Ryerson, Inc. – South Region, was named as MSCI’s treasurer, succeeding G. Thomas McKane, chairman of A.M. Castle Co., who is among six individuals who are retiring from the board.

Three new members of the Executive Committee include Michael H. Hoffman, president and chief executive officer, Macsteel Service Centers USA; Richard Robinson, president, Norfolk Iron and Metal Co.; and Edward “Bud” Siegel, president and chief executive officer, Russel Metals Inc.

In addition to McKane, others retiring from the Board of Directors include Mark Haight, president, Northern Region, Infra-Metals; Jack Malec, president, Great Western Steel Co.; Jean-Pierre Picard, director marketing – flat products, Mittal Canada Inc.; Daniel J. McCallin, president and chief executive officer, Timberline Steel; and Anthony Leto, executive vice president, The Wagner Companies.


About MSCI

Founded in 1907, the Metals Service Center Institute has more than 400 members operating from about 1,200 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere in the world. Together, MSCI members constitute the largest single group of metals purchasers in North America, amounting each year to more than 65 million tons of steel, aluminum, and other metals, with about 300,000 manufacturers and fabricators as customers. MSCI’s membership also includes almost all ferrous and non-ferrous industrial metals producers in North America. Metals service centers inventory and distribute metals and provide first-stage fabrication services.



Jon Kalkwarf, vice president, finance (847) 485-3007


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