Steel Dynamics makes changes to leadership roster

Steelmaker adds two leadership positions and makes other changes at the top.

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January 15, 2019

Electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaker Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), Fort Wayne, Indiana, has added two leadership positions and made other senior leadership changes at the company.

Miquel Alvarez joins SDI as its senior vice president, Southwest U.S. and Mexico, and Glenn Pushis becomes the company’s senior vice president, special projects. Both appointments are effective Feb. 1, 2019. 

Additionally, Christopher Graham and James Anderson assume new roles with company at the start of February.

In collaboration with the company's other senior leaders, Alvarez will be responsible for the comprehensive business development and partnerships in the region, encompassing steel and recycled metals, SDI says in a news release announcing the personnel changes.

Since 2000 he has served in leadership positions at BlueScope, a global engineered steel solutions provider and flat roll steel producer, focused on the global building and construction sectors. His responsibilities included leading BlueScope's North American metal buildings business, with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, as president of BlueScope Buildings North America, since 2017. From 2010 to 2017, he served as the president of North Star BlueScope Steel, responsible for BlueScope's only North American EAF flat roll steel mill.  From 2004 to 2009, Alvarez served as president of Steelscape Inc. (a BlueScope subsidiary), a domestic supplier of metallic-coated and prepainted steel. He began his career in Monterrey, Mexico, working for a large steel processing company with locations throughout Mexico.

In the new position of senior vice president, special projects, Pushis will be responsible for the successful design and construction of the company's previously announced new flat roll steel mill to serve the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. He has extensive experience in this capacity and has been instrumental in numerous construction projects for Steel Dynamics since its foundation. 

Since 2016, Pushis has served as senior vice president, Long Products Steel Group, and was responsible for the company's four long product steel mills. Prior to that, he served as vice president overseeing the company's Butler Flat Roll Division and six flat roll coating facilities. He has been with Steel Dynamics since 1994, holding various operational and leadership roles, and was part of the team that constructed the Butler Flat Roll Steel Mill.

Graham assumes the role of senior vice president, Long Products Steel Group. In this role, he will be responsible for the company's four long product steel mills, which combined have approximately 4 million tons of annual steelmaking capacity, producing specialized engineered bars, structural steel, railroad rail, merchant and reinforcing steel bars and other specialty steels. 

Since 2016, he has served as senior vice president, downstream manufacturing, and president of New Millennium Building Systems, responsible for the company's steel fabrication and downstream manufacturing operations. Graham has been with Steel Dynamics since 1994, holding various operational and leadership roles within steel fabrication and steel operations, and was part of the teams that constructed the Butler Flat Roll and Structural and Rail steel mills.

Anderson assumes the role of vice president, steel fabrication, and president, New Millennium Building Systems, the second largest domestic producer of steel joist and deck products. He will be responsible for the company's steel fabrication operations, comprised of seven manufacturing facilities located throughout the U.S. and in Mexico.

Since 2015, Anderson has served as the chief operating officer of New Millennium Building Systems. Prior to that, he was the general manager of the company's three flat roll galvanizing lines in Pittsburgh (The Techs). SDI purchased The Techs in 2007, where Anderson then served as its managing partner.

"To support our ongoing strategy to expand our presence and meaningfully grow in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, I'm pleased to announce the addition of Miquel Alvarez to our senior leadership team as our senior vice president, Southwest U.S. and Mexico," says Mark D. Millett, SDI president and CEO. "Miquel has extensive leadership experience within the steel and metal buildings industries in both the U.S. and Mexico. We are excited to have him join the Steel Dynamics team.

"We are also making other senior leadership changes, in furtherance of our continued growth and asset optimization strategy to continue to deliver best-in-class operating and financial performance, and shareholder value creation," Millett adds. "The team is ready and excited to meet challenges and create future opportunities."