National Tube Supply Realigns Staff

National Tube Supply proudly announces a newly created Chief Operating Officer (COO) position and the promotion of four internal staff members. >

O’Neal Industries promoted new vice president of marketing and development

O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., promoted Jeff Simons to vice president marketing and development.

New regional account manager joins United Performance Metals.

Kathy Esquerra joined United Performance Metals’ La Mirada, Calif., service center as regional account manager.

Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales announced two executive promotions

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.

Ranger Steel, Houston, recently announced several promotions: new CEO, president, and COO.

New director of sales and marketing at Stainless Sales Corp., Chicago.

Rose of Sharon DeVos has been promoted to the newly created director of sales and marketing position at Stainless Sales Corp., Chicago.

Plymouth Tube Co. COO received the 2012 Chicago CFO of the Year award.

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.

GFG adds new member to its sales team.

Sussex, Wis.-based GFG recently added Derrick Chen to its sales team.

Almetals Inc. appoints new purchasing manager.

Almetals Inc., Wixom, Mich., appointed Michael J. Krzyskowski to purchasing manager.

Central Steel & Wire Co. appoints new territory sales manager.

Al Kozler has been appointed territory sales manager for north central Michigan at Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago.

Atlanta-based Pacesetter Steel Service named Aviva Leebow executive vice president.

Leebow previously held positions as vice president for people and learning leader.

CHRG Metals, Houston, appointed Winston Sitarz as operations manager.

Sitarz will bring 11 years of customer service experience to improve and maintain warehouse operations.

The National Coil Coating Association, Cleveland, appointed Al Dunlop to the position of technical director.

Dunlop is responsible for enhancing technical competence through collaborations with other associations and technical bodies.

Four industry veterans joined the team at Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman, Owego, N.Y.

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. >

Accurate Perforating names new director of operational excellence

Chicago-based Accurate Perforating named Chris Abrey director of operational excellence.

M. K. Morse, appoints new regional sales manager

New regional sales manager at Ohio-based M. K. Morse>

New quality manager at COE Press Equipment

COE Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., appointed Benjamin Goers to the position of quality manager. >

Argex Titanium Inc. hires marketing and sales manager

Montreal-based Argex Titanium Inc., hires new marketing and sales manager. >

Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, hired 10-year manufacturing veteran

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.

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. >

Siemens, Atlanta, appointed Albrecht Neumann to vice president of the U.S. metals technologies business unit.

Albrecht Neumann appointed to vice president of the Siemens, Atlanta, U.S. metals technologies business unit. >

Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa., senior vice president, K. Douglas Ralph, retires.

Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa., announced the retirement of K. Douglas Ralph. >

With the hiring of service engineer Tomasz Sulek, FastCAM Inc., Chicago, now has representation in Europe.

Sulek will support and introduce FastCAM’s technologies to the European market. >

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals, Brighton, Colo., has expanded its sales team.

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals' Steve Merryman will conduct outside sales of stainless, aluminum and carbon flat-rolled metal products to manufacturers in Iowa. >

Whitford Corp., Elverson, Pa., hired Mike McGinn as North American sales manager.

Mike McGinn hired as North American sales manager at Whitford Corp., Elverson, Pa. >

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