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Alton Steel Appoints New CEO

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Alton, Ill.-native Chris Ervin has been appointed the new CEO of Alton Steel Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel products. Ervin will succeed CEO Jim Hrusovsky, who announced his retirement after 10 years of leadership.

The two leaders will work together closely during the transition until Hrusovsky’s retirement in September. After that, Hrusovsky will remain a part of the team as a consultant.

Ervin was chosen to lead ASI by the board of directors after an extensive national search for Hrusovsky’s replacement. He has more than 25 years of experience in steel production and processing. While Ervin emerged quickly as the leading candidate based upon his leadership skills and industry experience, his Alton roots were an added factor to the selection.

“ASI has a strong track record of success, and together we can build on this legacy and create even more success in the years to come,” explains Ervin, who spent 19 years with Gerdau Long Steel North America in progressively challenging roles, eventually becoming the vice president of its West Coast rebar operations. More recently he worked as the general manager for Dubose Steel in North Carolina and as the regional general manager for Canam Steel Corp. in Jacksonville, Fla.