Company also names Francisco Chavez general manager of outsource purchasing and sales in Latin America.
Pittsburgh-based TMS International Corp., the parent company of the steel mill services company Tube City IMS Corp., has promoted Hank Wilson to senior vice president of North American Trading and Business Development for its Raw Material and Optimization Group.
The company also appointed Francisco Chavez GM of outsource purchasing and sales in Central and Latin America for its Raw Material and Optimization Group.
Wilson will assume the position of lead trader of raw materials for North American steel mills and foundries and will be responsible for expanding the company’s trading business throughout the region.
Prior to joining the company in 1998, Wilson worked at Steiner-Liff Industries, Birmingham, Ala., as president of its Shredders Inc., division.
Chavez will focus on trading and expanding the growth of the company’s presence in Central and Latin America. Prior to joining TMS, Chavez was a business partner at BVC Global Trading and Distribuciones BVC, a Mexican company founded to develop trading with imported construction products from China to Mexico, trading of steel products and retail home appliances. He has also worked at U.S. Steel International in Mexico and Hubbell Steel’s international office in Monterrey, Mexico.
David Aronson, TMS’s president and COO, Raw Material and Optimization Group, says, “Hank has been with the company for more than 14 years and is highly qualified to assume this important role. Francisco is a seasoned trading veteran with a wealth of knowledge in the steel industry He has more than 20 years of experience and brings high energy and creativity to the team. His appointment not only complements our mill services in Mexico, but is another diversification of our commodity menu, in this case third party prime and non-prime steel sales.”