Aug. 21, 2013
People on the Move
Executive Vice President Mario Longhi will succeed John Surma as president and CEO of U.S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh. Surma will retain the position of executive chairman through Dec. 31, when he will retire from the company and its board of directors. "Mario is an experienced CEO, and we have benefitted from his strong leadership as we position our company for the future," Surma says of Longhi, who served as president and CEO of Gerdau Ameristeel before joining U.S. Steel last year.
In a planned succession, Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC has appointed Andrea J. Funk as its new CEO, replacing the retired Edward Kerins. Funk has been at Cambridge-Lee for the past three years, serving as CFO and treasurer. Kerins has retired after 39 years, the last three as CEO.
Houston-based Shale-Inland has appointed John C. Higgins as president of the Fabrications and Distribution Services segment. Higgins has more than 25 years of management experience, most recently with JMC Steel Group.
Central Tube and Bar Inc. has appointed Monty Patton as operations manager at its Tulsa, Okla., facility. Patton has more than 25 years of experience in industrial operations.
Don Hennon has joined Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Southington, Conn., as vice president of the company's Southwestern Region, Mexico and Latin America. His appointment will allow Gibbs to realign into three regions: Eastern, Southwestern and Midwestern. Don Gibbs, vice president of sales, will be responsible for the Eastern region, while Tom Nichols has been promoted to vice president of sales for the Midwestern region.
Chris Milani has been appointed vice president of industry and public affairs for Schupan & Sons, Kalamazoo, Mich. Milani has spent the past two years as vice president of operations and logistics for the company.