Steel Dynamics, Inc. [], one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, has announced the transition of Miguel Alvarez to lead the company’s North American Metals Recycling platform effective March 31, 2022, which will proceed the July 2022 retirement of Russell B. Rinn, the company’s Executive Vice President of Metals Recycling since July 2011. Rinn will remain a valuable resource to the company in a consulting role until his retirement, continuing to report to the company’s Chief Executive Officer. The company is also promoting James Anderson from his current position as Vice President of the company’s steel fabrication operations to a Senior Vice President retaining the same responsibilities, also effective March 31, 2022.

“Since joining Steel Dynamics over ten years ago, Russ has played a key role as part of our senior leadership team, and has been instrumental in our metals recycling strategy,” said Mark. D. Millett, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “Russ came to us with an already impressive resumé within the steel industry, with over 30 years of leadership. I, along with our board of directors and the entire senior leadership team, recognize and appreciate his contributions to Steel Dynamics and our success. During his tenure, Russ contributed to the overall leadership of our company, and also further optimized and rationalized our recycling operations, including our strategic recycling growth in Mexico. We wish Russ the very best with his next endeavors within retirement.”

Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.