CHICAGO Commercial Metals
Co. (CMC) president and chief executive officer Joseph Alvarado
will also become chairman of the companys board beginning
The Irving, Texas-based
steelmaker said Thursday that current chairman Anthony Massaro
will become CMCs lead director when Alvarado takes on the
"The appointment (of Alvarado as
chairman) will ... promote unified leadership for the company,
allowing for a single, clear focus for management to execute
its strategy and business plans," Massaro said in a
Alvarado took over as CMCs
chief executive officer in 2011 as the company made sweeping
changes in its management team (amm.com, May 24,
2011). He had been named the companys president earlier
the same year (amm.com, April 7, 2011).
Before joining CMC, Alvarado was
vice president of tubular operations at Pittsburgh-based U.S.
Steel Corp. and president of U.S. Steel Tubular Products Inc.
until retiring in February 2009. He was president of the former
Lone Star Technologies Inc. before it was bought by U.S. Steel
Corp. in 2007.