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Richardson to Retire from Ryerson

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Kevin Richardson will retire as president, South-East region for Ryerson. Richardson has served as president of the region since 2007.

Richardson will remain with the company through the end of the year to support the transition of his role to the new regional teams, while also working on strategic projects and maintaining key customer and supplier relationships.

“Kevin will be tremendously missed once he transitions fully to retirement; however, our succession planning process has been well developed to ensure continuity and continued progress and is a tribute to Kevin and the work we have thoughtfully done together over the years that we have a deep and talented executive group,” said Eddie Lehner, Ryerson’s president and CEO.

In connection with Richardson’s retirement, Mike Burbach has been named Ryerson’s COO effective of April 2. In his new role, Burbach will oversee the company’s North American business units. Burbach has spent 37 years with Ryerson, including the last 13 as president of the North-West region.

As part of this organizational change, Ryerson North America will be divided into three regions to be led by regional presidents Steve Bosway in the West region, Eric McGill  in the South region and Jeff Redfield in the North region.

Bosway has been with Ryerson for nearly nine years and brings a wealth of experience from 44 years spent in the metals industry. McGill joined Ryerson in 1993 and has held many positions of increasing responsibility in sales and management. Redfield has 28 years of experience at Ryerson and more than 30 years in the metal distribution and production industry.