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May 8, 2007

MSCI Adds Nine New Directors; Six Directors Retire

May 08, 2007

MSCI Adds Nine New Directors; Six Directors Retire

ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, May 8, 2007 – Nine metals industry leaders have been elected directors of the Metals Service Center Institute, and six directors have retired from the board.

“We welcome this infusion of experienced and talented individuals as new directors of MSCI,” said M. Robert Weidner, III, president and chief executive officer. “At the same time, we thank our retiring directors for their service to the institute and industry. Their counsel will be missed.”

The new directors include:

  • Roy Berlin, president of Berlin Metals LLC, Hammond, Indiana, elected a new director at large
  • Paul J. Labriola, president and chief executive officer, Robinson Steel Co., Inc., East Chicago, Indiana, elected a new director at large
  • Holman Head, executive vice president and chief operating officer, O’Neal Steel, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, elected a new director at large
  • Noel Briscoe, vice president, Valley Iron, Inc., Fresno, California, elected a new national chapter director
  • Thomas J. Sharpe, president, Bergsen, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, California, elected a new national chapter director
  • Jack Elrod, president and chief executive officer, TW Metals, Exton, Pennsylvania, Specialty Metals Product Division chair
  • Robert N. Keeler, vice president, steel sales, The Timken Company, Canton, Ohio, Bar Products Division chair
  • Howard C. Smith, director, business development and engineering, Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Lynwood, California, Tubular Products Division chair
  • Mike Taylor, vice president, Cargill Steel Service Centers, The Woodlands, Texas, Flat Rolled Product Division chair

Retiring as directors are:

  • Michael F. Petersen, president, Petersen Aluminum Corporation, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, who has been on the board as an immediate past national chairman
  • Richard H. Erickson, president, Erickson Metals Corporation, Cheshire, Connecticut, who has been a director at large
  • Lawrence J. “Bo” Burr, president and chief executive officer, Atlas Steel Products Co., Twinsburg, Ohio, who has been Specialty Metals Product Division chair
  • James D. Hoffman, chief operating officer, Earle M. Jorgensen Co., Lynwood, California, who has been Bar Products Division chair
  • Thomas W. Muth, vice president, sales, Atlas Tube, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, who has been Tubular Products Division chair
  • Frank M. Walker, president and chief executive officer, Feralloy Corp., Chicago, Illinois, who has been Flat Rolled Products Division chair

 

About MSCI

Founded in 1909, the Metals Service Center Institute has more than 420 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.

Contacts:

Jon Kalkwarf, vice president, administration (847) 485-3007 or 773-835-6108
jkalkwarf@msci.org

Steve Weiner, Readmore Communications, (847) 485-3011 or 503-646-9108
sweiner@msci.org