Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Leadership Team

James D. Hoffman
James D. Hoffman
President & Chief Executive Officer
James D. Hoffman 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

Education
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. He now oversees the operations of numerous Reliance subsidiaries and divisions and is a Director at the Metals Service Center Institute.
Karla R. Lewis
Karla R. Lewis
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Karla R. Lewis Reliance History
2015-Present: Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
2002-2015: Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
2000-2002: Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
1999-2000: Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
1995-1999: Vice President & Corporate Controller
1992-1995: Corporate Controller

Prior Experience
1988-1992: Ernst & Young LLP

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

Education
CPA
BS Business, Ohio State University

Upon the advice of a local CPA, Karla Lewis decided to become an accountant when she was in elementary school. She stayed the course, leaving the small farming town she grew up in to earn a BS in Business at Ohio State University, and later became a certified public accountant. A turning point came when Karla – unlike her peers, who opted to stay local or go to the East Coast – chose to do an internship in Los Angeles. When she graduated, the company (Ernst & Young, LLP) hired her full time, and she made her permanent move west. One of her first clients was Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

Working on-site while conducting the independent audit, Karla had the opportunity to interact with many Reliance employees, both at the corporate headquarters and at some Reliance divisions. The insight she gleaned into Reliance’s unique culture influenced Karla’s decision to accept the position of Corporate Controller in 1992. Reliance was attractive not just because of the quality of people, but the opportunities for ongoing learning and development. In her two decades with Reliance, Karla has done just that. From Vice President and Corporate Controller, she progressively moved to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and, from 2002 to 2015, served Reliance as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In May 2015, Karla was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Metals Service Center Institute.
William K. Sales Jr.
William K. Sales Jr.
Executive Vice President, Operations
William K. Sales Jr. Reliance History
2015-Present: Executive Senior Vice President, Operations
2002-2015: Senior Vice President, Operations
2001-2002: Senior Vice President, Non-Ferrous Operations
1997-2001: Vice President, Non-Ferrous Operations

Prior Experience
1981-1997: Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp.

Industry Affiliations
Director at Large, Metals Service Center Institute
Chair, Aluminum Products Council

Education
BS, Industrial Engineering, Louisiana Tech
MS, Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University

A degree in Engineering helped Bill Sales land his first job out of college with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation. Beginning with engineering individual pieces for specific projects, Bill then gained valuable exposure to and experience in the production and sales departments. Over a 16-year tenure, he gained increasingly broader bases of knowledge and responsibility from which to make strategic decisions that affected the company. His knowledge of the supply side of the metals industry made Bill a great fit to head up Reliance’s non-ferrous operations, of which he took the helm in 1997. As Reliance increased its portfolio of specialty metals service centers, Bill’s experience has been instrumental, from both strategic acquisition and operational standpoints. Having been with Reliance for over 15 years, Bill now maintains operations oversight of numerous Reliance’s subsidiaries and divisions. In May 2015, he was promoted to the position of Executive Senior Vice President of Operations. Additionally, he has been a director at the Metals Service Center Institute since 2011, and is the Chair of its Aluminum Products Division Council.
Stephen P. Koch
Stephen P. Koch
Senior Vice President, Operations
Stephen P. Koch Reliance History
2010-Present: Senior Vice President, Operations
2007-2010: President, Chapel Steel
2005-2007: Executive Vice President, Chapel Steel

Prior Experience
1995-2005: Vice President, Chapel Steel
1988-1994: Sales Manager, Chapel Steel

Education
BA, Public Relations (minor Business Administration), Shippensburg University

A dissatisfying stint as a stock broker trainee caused Stephen P. Koch to apply for an open position at Chapel Steel; he was hired as Chapel’s first full-time sales representative. In this new capacity he discovered that fulfilling customer needs while building relationships was tangible and rewarding, both personally and professionally. Steve’s success in sales led him to the buying side of the business, where he developed mill relationships to satisfy the increasing demand for steel plate, Chapel’s specialty. Over a 22-year career, he played an integral role in Chapel’s expansion, and rose to serve as Executive Vice President and President after the company was acquired by Reliance in 2005. Steve transitioned to Reliance’s corporate office to take on the position of Senior Vice President of Operations in 2010. Drawing from mentors, peers, and the larger Reliance family as well as his own reserve of experience, he enjoys the continued challenges, successes, and opportunities ahead for the diverse subsidiaries and divisions which he oversees.
Michael P. Shanley
Michael P. Shanley
Senior Vice President, Operations
Michael P. Shanley Reliance History
2009-Present: Senior Vice President, Operations
1999-2015: President, Liebovich Bros, Inc.
2005-2009: Vice President & General Manager, Hagerty Steel and Aluminum

Prior Experience
1978-2005: Various positions at Liebovich Bros.

It’s not certain whether his father’s career in the foundry business influenced Mike Shanley’s start in the metals industry, or whether it was just a matter of chance and timing. After landing a temporary plant position at Liebovich Bros., Inc. in Rockford, Illinois, though, he didn’t look back and he didn’t leave. A rarity even in an industry of many “old timers,” Mike Shanley has spent his entire career at Liebovich – actively participating in and even shepherding the company’s growth; in many ways, he himself grew up with the company. After working his way up the company ranks and gaining invaluable experience along the way, Mike became Vice President and General Manager of one of Liebovich Bros.’ divisions, Hagerty Steel & Aluminum. Having served four years in that position, he was then elevated to the presidency of Liebovich in 2009. Beginning in April 2015, Mike took on the role of one of Reliance’s Senior Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of a number of Reliance subsidiaries and divisions. As Mike continues his career in metals, his experience of having worked for and with some of the best people in the industry will be one of his most valuable resources, one he seeks to constantly renew and also draw from to share with others.
Jeffrey Durham
Jeffrey Durham
Senior Vice President, Operations
Jeffrey Durham Reliance History
January 2019-Present: Senior Vice President, Operations
2014-2019: VP, Merchandising, EMJ – Chicago, IL
2011-2014: District Manager, EMJ – Dallas, TX
2008-2011: District Manager, EMJ – Malaysia
2000-2008: General Sales Manager, EMJ – Dallas, TX
1985-2000: Inside/Outside Sales/Sales Manager, Earle M. Jorgensen Company (EMJ) – Tulsa, OK

Education
Strategic Metals Management Program – Metals Service Center Institute BA,
Business Administration – University of Central Oklahoma

Having earned a degree in Business Administration, Jeff Durham knew that he wanted a job in sales upon graduation. But not just any sales job – he wanted something relationship- and service-based, that could be built on over the years, rather than a role in transactional sales. He had never heard of the metals service center industry, but when he went to an interview with Earle M. Jorgensen Company, he liked what he heard and saw. EMJ had been in business for over a half century and had a solid reputation. Little did he know that when he took a position as an Inside Sales Trainee, it would be the start not just of a job, but of a career. Over three decades with EMJ, Jeff progressed through many roles of increasing responsibility and witnessed the company’s as well as the industry’s evolution. Two years after EMJ was acquired by Reliance, Jeff traveled to Malaysia to establish and build EMJ’s presence there in support of existing customers. He returned to the U.S. to become EMJ’s Vice President of Merchandising, the role he held until he was promoted to the Reliance executive team in January 2019. As Senior Vice President of Operations, Jeff oversees operations of a number of Reliance divisions and subsidiaries.
William A. Smith II
William A. Smith II
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
William A. Smith II Reliance History
2015-Present: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
2013-2015: Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Prior Experience
2009-2013: Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Metals USA
2005-2008: Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Director of Corporate Development, Cross Match Technologies, Inc.
1999-2005: Partner, Corporate and Securities Practice Group, DLA Piper

Education
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
AB, Georgetown University

Will Smith became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in May 2015. Will joined Reliance as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary following Reliance’s acquisition of Metals USA in 2013. As Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Metals USA, Will managed the company’s 2010 initial public offering and other corporate and transactional matters. Before Metals USA, Will was Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Director of Corporate Development for an international biometric technology company. Prior to that, he was a Partner in the Corporate & Securities practice group of DLA Piper. A stint as a Foreign Lawyer in in Seoul, Korea representing and counseling multinational corporations and engaging in a variety of commercial transactions also contributed to Will’s extensive domestic and international M&A experience. Will earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his A.B. from Georgetown University.

Board of Directors

Mark V. Kaminski
Mark V. Kaminski
Chairman of the Board
Mark V. Kaminski Mark V. Kaminski was appointed to Reliance’s board of directors in November 2004. He was chief executive officer and a director of Commonwealth Industries Inc. (now Aleris International, Inc.) from 1991 to his retirement in June 2004. Mr. Kaminski held various positions at Commonwealth Industries Inc. since 1987. Mr. Kaminski is executive chairman of the board of Graniterock, a privately-held company that supplies the construction industry. He received a BS degree in Business from Indiana University and an Advanced Management degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Kaminski serves as a member of Reliance’s Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. In 2016 he was appointed Reliance’s independent, non-executive Chairman of the Board.
Sarah J. (“Sally”) Anderson
Sarah J. (“Sally”) Anderson
Director
Sarah J. (“Sally”) Anderson Sarah J. (“Sally”) Anderson joined the Board of Directors in July 2012. She retired from Ernst & Young LLP in June 2008, after more than 24 years, including as an assurance and advisory services partner. Ms. Anderson was appointed by the Governor to the California Board of Accountancy for two terms ending in 2014, and has served as the board president. She is also a member of the Accountancy Licensee Database committee and the Uniform Accountancy Act committee of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), and she serves on the boards of American States Water Company, Kaiser Ventures LLC, the Pacific Symphony, and the Orange County Community Foundation. Ms. Anderson holds a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University. She is a CPA and a member of the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs. She is the Chair of Reliance’s Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Lisa Baldwin
Lisa Baldwin
Director
Lisa Baldwin Lisa Baldwin joined the Board of Directors in October 2019 and is a member of our Audit Committee. Ms. Baldwin has over 24 years of experience in the information technology field. Since 2013 she has served as the Chief Information Officer of Tiffany & Co., after having served as Vice President Strategic Services there from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Tiffany, Ms. Baldwin served as Vice President Information Services at Coach Inc. from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining Coach, Ms. Baldwin worked at International Business Machines from 1997 to 2008 as an information technology consultant in IBM’s retail practice. Earlier in her career, Ms. Baldwin worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a consultant. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia State University.
Karen W. Colonias
Karen W. Colonias
Director
Karen W. Colonias Karen W. Colonias joined the Board of Directors in October 2016. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. ("Simpson"). Ms. Colonias is also a Director of Simpson, having served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Ms. Colonias was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Simpson in 2012 after serving as Simpson's Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Ms. Colonias joined Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., a subsidiary of Simpson, in 1984 as an engineer and subsequently held various management and executive positions, including Vice President. A licensed professional civil engineer, Ms. Colonias received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, East Bay. Ms. Colonias serves as a member of our Compensation Committee and our Audit Committee.
John G. Figueroa
John G. Figueroa
Director
John G. Figueroa John G. Figueroa was appointed a director of Reliance in October 2010. From July 2014 to September 2018, Mr. Figueroa was the chief executive officer of Genoa Healthcare, the leading behavioral health specialty pharmacy in the United States. Mr. Figueroa has served as chairman of the board of directors of Apria Healthcare Group Inc., one of the nation's leading home healthcare companies, since November 2012 and also served as the company’s chief executive officer from November 2012 until January 2014. From January 2011 until June 2012, Mr. Figueroa served as a director and the chief executive officer of Omnicare, Inc., which was a public company during that time and a leading provider of pharmaceuticals to seniors. From 2006 to December 2010, Mr. Figueroa served as president of the U.S. Pharmaceutical Group of McKesson Corporation, the largest pharmaceuticals distributor in North America. Mr. Figueroa served in other senior management positions with McKesson Corporation from 1997 to 2006. Mr. Figueroa has served as an officer in the United States Army. Mr. Figueroa serves as Chair of our Compensation Committee and as a member of our Nominating and Governance Committee.
David H. Hannah
David H. Hannah
Director
David H. Hannah David H. Hannah was appointed a director of Reliance in 1992. Mr. Hannah served as Chief Executive Officer of Reliance from January 1999 to May 2015, Chairman of the Board from October 2007 to May 2015, Executive Chairman of the Board from May 2015 to July 2016, and Chairman Emeritus from July 2016 until his retirement in August 2016. Mr. Hannah served as President of Reliance from November 1995 to January 2002. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1995, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1992 and Vice President and Division Manager of the Company’s Los Angeles Reliance Steel Company division from 1989 to 1990. Mr. Hannah served as an officer of the Company from 1981 until his retirement in August 2016. For eight years before joining Reliance in 1981, Mr. Hannah was employed in various professional staff positions by Ernst & Whinney (a predecessor to Ernst & Young LLP, which was our independent registered public accounting firm through 2007). As the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Hannah has an in-depth knowledge of the Company’s operations and its strategic vision. He developed and implemented the Company’s merger and acquisition growth strategy that has resulted in over 65 acquisitions since our initial public offering in September 1994. Mr. Hannah is well respected within the metals service center industry. He previously served as chairman of the board of directors of the Metals Service Center Institute.
James D. Hoffman
James D. Hoffman
Director
James D. Hoffman 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

Education
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. He now oversees the operations of numerous Reliance subsidiaries and divisions and is a Director at the Metals Service Center Institute.
Robert A. McEvoy
Robert A. McEvoy
Director
Robert A. McEvoy Robert A. McEvoy was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2015. Mr. McEvoy retired from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a multinational investment bank and financial services company, in April 2014 after nine years with the firm. As a managing director at Goldman Sachs, Mr. McEvoy was a portfolio manager focused on the materials and industrials sectors. From 1989 to 2001, Mr. McEvoy held various positions with the investment banking firms of DLJ and Credit Suisse First 16 Table of Contents Boston. Mr. McEvoy’s investment banking and equity investment background, including his particular focus on the metals and mining industry and prior investment banking and analyst experience covering Reliance, enables him to assist the Board and the Company with the benefit of his knowledge of our Company, our industry and competitors, capital markets and financing strategies. Mr. McEvoy serves as a member of our Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.
Andrew G. Sharkey III
Andrew G. Sharkey III
Director
Andrew G. Sharkey III Andrew G. Sharkey, III was appointed a director of Reliance in July 2007. Mr. Sharkey served as president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute from 1993 until his retirement in October 2008, and from 1978 to 1993 he held various positions with the Steel Service Center Institute (currently the Metals Service Center Institute) including president, executive vice president, and director of education. Mr. Sharkey serves as a member and the Chair of our Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee and our Audit Committee. He is also a director of General Moly, Inc. a public company with securities listed on the NYSE Alternext (formerly the American Stock Exchange). Mr. Sharkey earned an MAT degree from Duquesne University and a BA in Political Science from Yale University.
Douglas W. Stotlar
Douglas W. Stotlar
Director
Douglas W. Stotlar Douglas W. Stotlar joined the Board of Directors in October 2016. He is currently a Director of the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Stotlar was President and Chief Executive Officer of Con-way Inc. from 2005 until its acquisition by XPO Corporation in 2015. Mr. Stotlar joined Con-way in 1985 as a freight operations supervisor for Con¬Way Central Express and served in numerous management and executive capacities before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Mr. Stotlar has served on the Board of Directors of AECOM Technology Corporation since 2014. Mr. Stotlar served on the Board of Directors of URS Corporation from 2007 until its acquisition by AECOM Technology Corporation in 2014. Mr. Stotlar received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. Mr. Stotlar serves as a member of our Compensation Committee and our Audit Committee.