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Reliance Steel Promotes Execs

Written by Laura Miller

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced a series of executive changes this week.

The company’s current senior vice president of operations, Michael P. Shanley will be retiring from the company at the end of the year. As of July 1, Shanley will shift to the role of special advisor, reporting directly to Reliance’s CEO Jim Hoffman, to help with the transition of his role.


“On behalf of the entire Reliance team, I would like to express our appreciation for Mike Shanley’s 44 years of service to our company, including his time at Liebovich… His leadership skills and dedication to growth, innovation and customer service have been integral to our success. We congratulate Mike and wish him all the best in his retirement,” Hoffman said.

Effective July 1, Stephen P. Koch will be promoted from his current position of senior vice president of operations to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to his role as senior vp of operations, which began in 2010, Koch worked for 22 years at Chapel Steel Corp., most recently serving as president.

Michael R. Hynes will also be promoted from president of Phoenix Metals to Reliance’s senior vice president of operations, effective July 1. Phoenix Metals is a network of 14 metal service centers across the US and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance. Hynes has 34 years of experience in the metals service center industry, having spent the latter half of those years with Reliance.

“To support our proven, sustainable business model and leading position as a global diversified metal solutions provider, Reliance maintains a deliberate succession planning process developed in partnership with our Board of Directors. To this end, we are very pleased to announce the well-deserved promotions of Steve Koch and Mike Hynes. We are confident their experience and leadership will play an important role in Reliance’s continued growth,” Hoffman commented.

Los Angeles-based Reliance operates 315 locations in 40 states and 12 countries outside of the United States. The service center chain focuses on small orders with quick turnaround and increasing levels of value-added processing.

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