CHICAGO MMFX Technologies
Corp. has appointed steel industry veteran Thomas Russo as its
new chief executive officer.
The Irvine, Calif.-based
material science company, which supplies uncoated,
corrosion-resistant and high-strength reinforcing steel, said
Russos knowledge and relationships would help its
products gain wider acceptance.
Russo joins MMFX from Trusscon
Inc., a consulting company focused on the steel manufacturing
and processing sectors. He began his career in 1977 at the
former Bethlehem Steel Corp. rod and wire mill in Sparrows
Point, Md., moving on to more senior positions. When Sparrows
Point was purchased by OAO Severstal, Russo was named president
and general manager, titles he held until retiring in 2010.
Russo is president of the
Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation, a
group that aims to attract young technology professional to the
MMFX president Michael Pompay had been serving as acting chief
executive officer prior to Russo's hire, a company spokesman
MMFX reinforcing steel products
are available in North America, the Middle East and, most
recently, South America (
amm.com, Dec. 20).