Brad Butler, traffic/safety manager for United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, completed the Project Management Certificate Program developed by the Project Management Institute and presented by Xavier University, Cincinnati. >
BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., appointed Jason E. Blair as its new southern region sales manager. >
John Simon, vice president of sales for Exltube, Kansas City, Mo., has been appointed chairman of the Hollow Structural Steel Committee of the Steel Tube Institute, Chicago. >
Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., added account manager Kevin Jeray to its West Coast sales team. >
National Tube Supply proudly announces a newly created Chief Operating Officer (COO) position and the promotion of four internal staff members. >
O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., promoted Jeff Simons to vice president marketing and development.
Kathy Esquerra joined United Performance Metals’ La Mirada, Calif., service center as regional account manager.
Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales, a division of Schupan & Sons Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., announced two executive promotions in January.
Ranger Steel, Houston, recently announced several promotions: new CEO, president, and COO.
Rose of Sharon DeVos has been promoted to the newly created director of sales and marketing position at Stainless Sales Corp., Chicago.
Dave Barnes, COO of Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., received the 2012 Chicago CFO of the Year award in the midsize private company category for his leadership and contributions to the business.
Sussex, Wis.-based GFG recently added Derrick Chen to its sales team.
Almetals Inc., Wixom, Mich., appointed Michael J. Krzyskowski to purchasing manager.
Al Kozler has been appointed territory sales manager for north central Michigan at Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago.
Leebow previously held positions as vice president for people and learning leader.
Sitarz will bring 11 years of customer service experience to improve and maintain warehouse operations.
Dunlop is responsible for enhancing technical competence through collaborations with other associations and technical bodies.
Weitsman, Owego, N.Y. For the company’s Albany location, Brian Henderson was named assistant port manager and Sergio Amorim was hired as logistics manager. Kevin Freehill is the new general manager in Liberty and Luis Ruiz was named nonferrous production manager for all 10 Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman locations. >
Chicago-based Accurate Perforating named Chris Abrey director of operational excellence.
New regional sales manager at Ohio-based M. K. Morse. >
COE Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., appointed Benjamin Goers to the position of quality manager. >
Montreal-based Argex Titanium Inc., hires new marketing and sales manager. >
Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, hired 10-year manufacturing veteran Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. >
Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman, Owego, N.Y., named John Silva vice president of port operations. The marine scrap metal veteran has 20 years of expertise and experience in port operations. >
Albrecht Neumann appointed to vice president of the Siemens, Atlanta, U.S. metals technologies business unit. >