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Biography PhotoJames D. Hoffman
President & Chief Executive Officer

Reliance History
2019-Present: President & Chief Executive Officer
2016-2019: Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
2015-2016: Executive Senior Vice President, Operations
2008-2015: Senior Vice President, Operations
2006-2008: Chief Operations Officer, Earle M. Jorgensen Company
2006-2008: Executive Vice President, Earle M. Jorgensen Company

Prior Experience
1996-2006: Vice President, Earle M. Jorgensen Company
1991-1996: District Manager, Earle M. Jorgensen Company
1980-1991: United States Steel Corporation

Industry Affiliations or Awards
Board of Directors, Metals Service Center Institute

BS, Advertising/Marketing, West Virginia University

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. In 2015, Jim was promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Effective January 1, 2019, he succeeded Gregg Mollins as President and Chief Executive Officer.