Reliance Steel Aluminum Co. announced Wednesday a change in its top managerial ranks.

In accordance with a previously announced leadership succession plan, the company has appointed Gregg J. Mollins as Reliance chief executive officer and president, a statement said.

David H. Hannah, who has served as Reliance’s chief executive officer since 1999 and chairman of the board and CEO since 2007, will remain on the company’s Board of Directors as executive chairman until his retirement in July 2016, it said. Once Hannah leaves, an independent non-executive chairman of the board will be appointed.

The new appointments took effect May 20, the statement said.

Mollins has more than 37 years of experience in the metals industry. He joined Reliance as a division manager in 1986, was appointed vice president in 1992 and named vice president and chief operating officer in 1994. More promotions followed, including to the ranks of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mollins has also served on the Company’s board of directors since 1997.

Reliance Steel, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, describes itself as the largest metals service center company in North America. Through a network of more than 300 locations in 39 states and 12 foreign countries, the company provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full line of more than 100,000 metal products to more than 125,000 customers in a broad range of industries.

— City News Service

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