July 24, 2013
People on the Move
Tom Ballou has retired as vice president of supply chain management at O’Neal Steel, though he will continue in an advisory role with the company through the end of 2013. Ballou, who began his career at U.S. Steel Corp., joined O’Neal Steel in 1985, serving a variety of roles along the way. “Tom has made many significant contributions to O’Neal through his varied roles in supply chain, sales and management,” says Holman Head, O’Neal Steel president. He will be replaced as vice president of supply chain management by Jodi Parnell, who has been serving as director of carbon products for the supply chain department.
U.S. Steel Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Gretchen Haggerty will retire after 37 years of service. She joined the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker’s tax division in 1976. In 1991, she was elected vice president and treasurer of USX Corp., becoming the first female executive in the company’s history.
Koike Aronson, Inc./Ransome, Arcade, N.Y., has named Tom Calabrese as chief financial officer, responsible for financial, information and customer services, plus purchasing and planning for the manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment. Additionally, Paul King has been named director of manufacturing. Also, effective Oct. 1, Steve Morris will retire as executive vice president of operations.
Dr. Lars Gruenert has been appointed president and CEO of Trumpf Inc., Farmingdale, Conn., succeeding Rolf Biekert. In the position, Gruenert will be responsible for Trumpf's subsidiaries and business operations in North America.