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SDI Taps Schneider as President, COO

Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has named Barry T. Schneider to the newly created position of president and COO, effective March 1.

SDISchneider is a 28-year veteran of the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based steelmaker. He has been senior vice president of its flat-roll steel group since March 2016, where he was responsible for flat-roll steel operations across three steel mills as well as numerous processing and value-added coating lines. Before 2016, Schneider served in various operational and leadership roles within SDI’s steel operations.

In his new role, Schneider will continue his current responsibilities and also assume responsibility of the company’s long products steel group, steel fabrication platform, and metals recycling platform.

“This appointment is in recognition of our ongoing meaningful growth strategy, and the need for continued growth and talent development within our leadership teams,” SDI chairman and CEO Mark D. Millett said in a statement.

Separately, Schneider serves as a director for the Association of Iron & Steel Technology (AIST).

He will continue to report to Millett.

By Ethan Bernard,

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