Randy Ehret this week joined Republic Steel as mill buyer.
In his role as manager
of supply chain for raw materials, Ehret will oversee the
purchase of scrap metals and alloys for the Canton, Ohio-based
special bar quality steel producer.
The move comes less
than three weeks after Ehret left PSC Metals Inc., where he
served as president of its northern operations (
amm.com, May 30).
Ehret acknowledged his
appointment at Republic, but declined to comment. He spent 31
years at Canton-based Timken Co. and worked as the
companys general manager of strategic sourcing for
During his time at
Timken, Ehret gained a reputation for setting the tone for
monthly scrap pricing, and his purchasing patterns were closely
watched by the industry.
Republic, owned by
Mexicos Grupo Simec SAB de CV, is preparing to start up a
new electric-arc furnace expansion project in the second half
of this year (
amm.com, April 29).