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Karla Lewis To Be Reliance President and CEO Effective Jan. 1

Written by Laura Miller

Service center behemoth Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. will have a new leader come the start of 2023.

RelianceCurrent CEO James D. Hoffman will step down from his position at the end of this year, allowing current company president Karla Lewis to step up and serve as both president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Hoffman, who will maintain his position on Reliance’s Board of Directors, will serve as a senior advisor to Lewis until his official retirement in December 2023.

Reliance’s Board expressed its gratitude to Hoffman for guiding the company “through the pandemic while maintaining focus on operational excellence,” as well as contributing to its safety culture, corporate integrity, record revenues, profitability, and earnings per share.

Lewis, having already served on Reliance’s management team for 30 years, “brings unique, firsthand knowledge of Reliance’s operations, financial position, and strategic vision,” the Board said. “…We are confident that she will expand upon her record of accomplishments while strengthening Reliance’s position as the premier metals service center company in North America.”

Reliance operates approximately 315 locations in 14 states and 13 countries. Its principal executive office is in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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