LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 9th, 2013) – Steel Technologies LLC (Steel Technologies) today announced that Carlos von Rossum Garza, General Director (President) of Steel Technologies de Mexico, will retire effective March 1, 2014 after 20 years of outstanding leadership. Mr. von Rossum Garza was the founder of a steel processing center in Monterrey, Mexico that Steel Technologies acquired in 1994. He has been in the steel business for 47 years and has been instrumental in Steel Technologies’ remarkable growth in Mexico.
“Carlos has been a tremendous leader for our company and has done an outstanding job growing our presence in Mexico from one location to seven, including the construction of four world-class Greenfield facilities,” said Michael J. Carroll President and CEO of Steel Technologies. “Today, Steel Tech de Mexico is one of the largest steel processors in Mexico. We are very grateful for his commitment, dedication and enduring leadership over the past 20 years.” We wish Carlos and his family the very best of health and fulfillment in the years ahead.
Effective March 1, 2014, Carlos von Rossum Ferrara, who is the son of the Carlos von Rossum Garza, will be appointed President of Steel Technologies De Mexico. Mr. von Rossum Ferrara has been with the company for 18 years and currently serves as Executive Vice President. He has held a variety of positions since joining the company and has been instrumental in our success. Mr. von Rossum Garza and Mr. Von Rossum Ferrara have worked closely building our business over the last 18 years, and the company anticipates a seamless transition. This transition is part of a well-defined succession plan that has included the development of an excellent management team across our Mexico operations.
Steel Technologies, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the leading steel processors in North America and leverages its broad geographic network of operations to deliver value-added products and services to customers. Steel Technologies processes flat-rolled steel to specific thickness, width, temper, finish and shape requirements for the automotive, appliance, lawn and garden, agriculture, construction, office furniture, hardware and consumer goods industries. Steel Technologies is owned as a 50-50 joint venture between Nucor Corporation, North America’s leading manufacturer of steel products, and Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a diversified global investment and service enterprise based in Tokyo, Japan. More information about Steel Technologies can be found at www.steeltechnologies.com.