Jan. 23, 2013
People on the Move
Houston-based Ranger Steel Services LP, the largest independent steel plate distributor in the United States, has promoted Sales Vice President Jeff McPherson to president, and Operations Vice President Jochen Seeba to chief operating officer. Ranger owner Ron Whitley, former president and COO, will assume the role of CEO. McPherson has spent his entire 33-year career in the steel business with Ranger, while Seeba has been with the company for 21 years.
Olympic Steel, Cleveland, has announced several executive and operating management changes. Richard A. Manson has been promoted to vice president and treasurer; John Mooney has been promoted to vice president and general manager – Mid States; and Michelle Pearson-Casey has been promoted to director of human resources.
Kathy Esquerra has joined United Performance Metals' LaMirada, Calif.-based location as regional accounts manager. She will represent UMP in northern and central California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.
Jeff Simons has been promoted to vice president of marketing and business development for O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., replacing John Campo, who retired. Additionally, Jeff Stephen has been promoted to replace Simons as vice president of sales and marketing for O'Neal Steel.
Pennsylvania Steel has added two new territory managers. Dave Darden will manage the company's Virginia Tidewater market region from the company's Richmond division, and Gordon Booth has joined the company to serve its Greensboro Triad, Raleigh-Durham and Roanoke markets out of the Gastonia, N.C., facility.
The Steel Supply Co., Rolling Meadows, Ill., has appointed three new positions. Tyler Korshak is the company's machine shop superintendent, Rich Kastory is the new senior buyer for tubular products and Meredith Golembiewski is the company’s finance assistant.