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SDI announces leadership changes in longs, fabrication

Written by Ethan Bernard

Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has announced new roles for current executives James Anderson and Chad Bickford.

SDI said James Anderson will take over responsibility and oversight for the company’s long products group, effective May 1.

These operations include the company’s four EAF long product steel mills and several smaller facilities, representing ~5 million short tons of annual steel shipping capability.

Anderson led the company’s steel fabrication business as New Millennium Building Systems’ president since 2019 and as its COO from 2015-19, SDI said. He will continue to report to Barry Schneider, SDI president and COO.

Because Anderson is leaving for a new role, Chad Bickford will take over responsibility and oversight for the company’s steel fabrication group. Since February 2023, Bickford has been responsible for the company’s Butler, Ind., flat-rolled steel mill. He, too, will report to Schneider, SDI said.

“I am excited and pleased to recognize Jim and Chad for their outstanding leadership and positive impact within our company,” SDI Chairman and CEO Mark D. Millett said in a statement on Monday.

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