The board of directors of Glassport, Pa.-based TMS International Corp., the parent company of Tube City IMS Corp., a mill services company, has elected Raymond Kalouche president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2013. He also was added to TMS’ board of directors.
Kalouche currently serves as COO of TMS as well as president and COO of the company’s mill services group, positions he has held since 2009 and 2004, respectively.
Kalouche will succeed Joseph Curtin, who has served as president and CEO of the company since 2009 and as chairman of the company’s board since 2011. Curtin will continue in the full-time position of executive chairman.
Since joining the company in 1989, Kalouche has held a number of management positions of increasing responsibility in technical services, surface conditioning, marketing and operations. Since 2007, he has led the international growth of TMS’ mill services group, expanding the company’s operations into Mexico, Europe, Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East.
Curtain applauds the election of Kalouche. “The board of directors is delighted to announce Ray’s promotion,” he says. “Ray has been instrumental in building strong partnerships with steel-producing customers around the globe, exporting TMS’ services as well as our culture of safety, efficiency and reliability. He is a talented leader with a broad wealth of experience and knowledge that will be an asset as the company further expands domestically and internationally.”