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Alton Steel appoints new CEO as Hrusovsky retires

Written by Laura Miller

SBQ producer Alton Steel Inc. (ASI) has appointed a new chief executive.

Chris Ervin is the Alton, Ill.-based company’s new CEO, effective Monday, Feb. 5.

Ervin has worked in steel production and processing for more than 25 years, including 19 years with Gerdau Long Steel North America.

As ASI’s new leader, he is excited to push ASI further in the areas of technological advancements, market expansion, and sustainability efforts.

Ervin replaces Jim Hrusovsky, who will be retiring in September after 10 years with the company. Hrusovsky has had a long career in the steel industry, having previously served as CEO of Essar Steel Algoma. He has also held positions with Severstal NA, ArcelorMittal, and the Timken Co.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as CEO for ASI. This is a bittersweet decision for me. I’ve worked for many companies over the years, and ASI has been the most rewarding place I’ve ever worked,” Hrusovsky commented in a statement sent to SMU.

“Chris was the perfect choice as the new CEO to help transition ASI into the future, which is very bright,” Hrusovsky added.

The two will work together during the transition until Hrusovsky’s retirement in September, according to the statement. After that, Hrusovsky “will remain “a part of the team as a consultant.”

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