Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Announces Executive Leadership Succession Plan
With more than 37 years of experience in the metals industry, Mr. Mollins, age 60, joined Reliance as a Division Manager in 1986. He was appointed Vice President in 1992 and named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1994. The following year, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2002, Mr. Mollins' responsibilities were expanded even further and he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mollins has also served on the Company's Board of Directors since 1997.
"I congratulate Gregg on his well-deserved appointment as Reliance's Chief Executive Officer," said Mr. Hannah. "Since joining Reliance in 1986, Gregg has held various positions of increasing responsibility and demonstrated business savvy and excellent judgment and leadership in each role. His unique abilities and talents have earned him the respect of our customers, suppliers, shareholders and employees alike. Today's announcement is the culmination of a deliberate succession planning process developed in conjunction with our Board and I am extremely confident that Gregg is the right person to lead Reliance going forward. I am pleased to pass the CEO title to him and look forward to maintaining an active role as Executive Chairman of the Board."
Mr. Mollins commented, "I am honored by the opportunity to serve as Reliance's next CEO and to continue our track record of success as the premier metals service center company in
Reliance also announced several other promotions in connection with its management succession plan, each to take effect concurrently with Mr. Mollins' promotion on
Karla R. Lewis, Reliance's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2002, will be promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and CFO and will continue to lead the Company's overall financial operations. Ms. Lewis, who has been with Reliance since 1992, oversees Reliance's accounting, financial planning, capital allocation and investor relations activities. William K. Sales, Jr.will be promoted to the office of Executive Vice President, Operations. Mr. Sales has served as Senior Vice President of Operations since 2002 and oversees the Company's non-ferrous operations, including the aerospace, semi-conductor and electronics industries.
- James D. Hoffman will also be promoted to the office of Executive Vice President, Operations. Mr. Hoffman has served as the Company's Senior Vice President of Operations since 2008 and oversees the Company's carbon steel and alloy operations, including the energy, auto and non-residential construction industries.
In light of Mr. Mollins' promotion and to ensure appropriate reassignment of some of Mr. Mollins' current operations management duties, effective
Each of Mr. Sales, Mr. Hoffman, and
In closing, Mr. Hannah said, "As we recently celebrated our 75th corporate anniversary at Reliance and our 20th year as an
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