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Reliance Names Hoffman to Succeed Mollins as CEO

Written by Sandy Williams

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has promoted James D. Hoffman, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Gregg J. Mollins as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1.

Hoffman joined the Reliance leadership team in 2008 as Senior Vice President Operations and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Prior to Reliance’s acquisition of Earle M. Jorgensen Co. in 2006, Hoffman held executive management positions at EMJ, including Vice President from 1996 to 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2008.

“I am very proud of the leadership position Reliance has earned in the metals service center industry and our unrivaled executive management team,” said Mollins. “Jim and I have worked closely together since he joined Reliance upon our acquisition of EMJ in 2006. Jim is a proven leader and executive, and I believe his strategic vision will continue to drive Reliance’s growth and profitability, and that our customers, suppliers, stockholders and employees are in very good hands.”

Reliance Chairman of the Board Mark Kaminski thanked Mollins for his service to the company. “Gregg has been an integral part of Reliance’s executive management team for more than 25 years and his tremendous contributions are reflected in Reliance’s culture of integrity and industry leading results.”

Reliance Steel and Aluminum is by far the largest service center organization in North America, ranked No. 1 in the latest Metal Center News Top 50 with $9.7 billion in 2017 revenues. The company has more than 300 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe, with a workforce of 15,000.

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