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MSCI Names Head Chair, Looks Toward Future

Written by Tim Triplett

The Metals Service Center Institute, Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected Holman Head chairman of the MSCI board, effective July 1. Head is president and chief operating officer of O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala. He replaces Richard A. Robinson, president of Norfolk Iron & Metal Co., Norfolk, Neb., who has served as chairman for the last two years. Head assumes a leadership position at the service center trade association that is “wrapping up a year-long visioning process.” Among other initiatives, the association is emphasizing issue-based advocacy in Washington and Ottawa.

“It’s an honor to take this role. There’s an opportunity now to make a real impact and advocate for change in key issues, such as trade, that have hurt the health of the industrial metals supply chain,” said Head. “I look forward to being an integral part of helping MSCI make sure the metals industry’s voice is heard.”

Both Robinson and Head have represented MSCI in testimony before the U.S. Trade Representative on global steel trade and before the U.S. International Trade Commission on global aluminum trade.

Also elected to MSCI’s Executive Committee were William T. Chisholm of Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., and John Lamprinakos of Worthington Industries, Inc.

New MSCI Division Chairs include Brian Cleveland of Clayton Metals, Inc.; David Harrold of Alro Steel Jackson; Arnold Robinson of Norfolk Iron & Metal Co.; John T. Simon of Steel Pipe Supply Companies, Inc.; and Ken Sotern of EMJ.

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