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Steel Dynamics taps Simon, Graham for executive posts

Keywords: Tags  Steel Dynamics, SDI, New Millennium Building Systems, SDI structural and rail division, Robert Simon, Chris Graham, Gary Heasley, Mark Millett John Nolan

LOS ANGELES — Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has picked a 20-year company veteran to head its New Millennium Building Systems subsidiary and has also named a former Evraz Inc. North America executive as vice president of its structural and rail division.

Chris Graham, who joined New Millennium Building Systems in 2007 and most recently served as general manager, has been promoted to president of the division and vice president of the company. He will be responsible for the unit’s six plants in the United States and Mexico.

Gary Heasley, former executive vice president of SDI and president of New Millennium Building Systems, has left "to pursue other opportunities," according to a company statement.

Prior to joining New Millennium Building Systems, Graham served in management roles at SDI’s flat-rolled and structural and rail divisions.

Meanwhile, Robert A. Simon, who most recently served as executive vice president of Chicago-based Evraz Inc. NA’s tubular products group, has been appointed vice president and general manager of SDI’s structural and rail division, located in Columbia City, Ind.

Simon spent 25 years with Evraz NA and Portland, Ore.-based Oregon Steel Mills Inc., which was later bought by Evraz. He served as vice president and general manager of the company’s Rocky Mountain Steel Mills unit in Pueblo, Colo., for 10 years, where he was responsible for rail, rod and bar, and seamless tubing mills.

Simon succeeds John Nolan, who took the newly created post of vice president of product development at SDI earlier this year (, March 5).

Graham will report directly to Mark Millett, Fort Wayne, Ind.-based SDI’s president and chief executive officer, while Simon will report to Dick Teets, executive vice president for steelmaking Dick Teets.

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