Sims Metal Announces President of Central Region

Written by Sandy Williams

Sims Metal Management has announced the appointment of Tobin Popisil as President of the North America Metals-Central Region which includes the Midwest, South and Southwest regions of the U.S.

Prior to joining the Sims, Pospisil served as President of the Gallatin Steel Company, a flat products mini-mill joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Gerdau. He joined Gallatin as General Manager in October 2003 and was named President in March 2009. From November 1990 through October 2003, he served in a number of management roles with GS Industries, a global specialty steel manufacturer.

“Tobin is an experienced steel executive with deep connections with steel mills, particularly in the central United States,” said Group CEO Galdino Claro. “As we highlighted in our five-year strategic plan, enhancing our connectivity with domestic steel mills is a key objective, and critical to the success of our Central Region. Tobin’s established relationships, leadership, and analytical skills are a perfect fit for Sims Metal Management as we build on our strategic goals for the Central Region.”

The appointment is part of a restructuring of the company’s North American Metals business into three separate regions: East, West and Central.

Sims Metal Management is the world’s largest listed metal recycler with over 250 facilities and 6,000 employees globally. Sims’ core businesses are scrap metal recycling and electronics recycling. Sims Metal Management generates approximately 60 percent of its revenue from operations in North America.

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