|James D. Hoffman|
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Industry Affiliations or Awards
Growing up in Pittsburgh, home of the American steel industry, Jim Hoffman practically had steel in his veins. Summer jobs in local steel mills were the norm, yet this experience, though grounding him in the basics of the industry, taught him that he actually didn’t want to work in a steel mill. Despite his best efforts to avoid it, though, Jim found himself gaining more experience in steel and other metals. It was the sales and operations sides of the business, however, which piqued his interest and allowed him to apply his degree in Advertising and Marketing. After 11 years with United States Steel Corporation, Jim went on to a 17-year career with Earle M. Jorgensen Company, rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer in Chicago. EMJ was acquired by Reliance in 2006, and two years later Jim relocated to the West Coast to assume his current position of Senior Vice President of Operations at Reliance’s corporate office. He now oversees the operations of numerous Reliance subsidiaries and divisions and is a Director at the Metals Service Center Institute.