LOS ANGELES Ryan Secrist
has been named president of Aurora, Colo.-based structural
steel distributor Brown-Strauss Steel, succeeding Mike Calvert,
who is retiring at the end of June.
Secrist, who currently is
executive vice president of the Blue Tee Corp. subsidiary, will
begin his new role July 1. Calvert will remain on Blue
Tees board of directors.
Secrist joined Brown-Strauss in
2011 after serving as vice president of operations at Maxum
Petroleum Inc., a Greenwich, Conn.-based distributor of
petroleum products. Previously, he was vice president of
Northwest Capital Appreciation Inc., Seattle.
Calvert joined Brown-Strauss as
chief financial officer in 1987 after serving as vice president
of its former Knoxville Iron Co. division in Tennessee, and was
named president in 1992. He was responsible for opening new
facilities and improving existing operations in Arizona,
California, Colorado and Washington.
While privately held Blue Tee
doesnt disclose Brown-Strauss sales figures, market
sources say it is one of the largest structural steel
distributors in the western United States.
Wide-flange beams represent
about two-thirds of the companys sales, while tubing
accounts for 20 to 25 percent, Secrist told AMM. He
said the distributor is looking at "various" opportunities for
expanding its business.