Porter re-elected as SMA chairman

Tracy Porter, executive vice president of Commercial Metals Company (CMC) was re-elected as Chairman of SMA’s board of directors for the 2018-2019 term.

Porter was appointed executive vice president of CMC Operations in 2016 after serving as chief operating officer and president of CMC Americas. He previously held various positions with the company, as he began his CMC career at the Seguin, Texas mill, later became general manager of the CMC Steel Arkansas/CMC Southern Post unit in Magnolia, Arkansas, and also served as the head of the company’s Rebar Fabrication Division.

Additionally, Dave Sumoski, executive vice president of merchant and rebar products at Nucor, was elected as first vice chairman of SMA’s board of directors. Mark Millett, president, CEO and co-founder of Steel Dynamics, Inc. was elected second vice chairman. Kevin Mullen, president, Sterling Steel will serve as SMA Treasurer.

SMA president Philip K. Bell said, “I am pleased to have Tracy continue his leadership of an organisation that supports 21st Century steelmakers and helps build businesses, lives and communities. The SMA is uniquely positioned to represent electric arc furnace steel producers, who over the last 30 years have emerged as the dominant force in North American steelmaking.”

SMA chairman Tracy Porter said, “I am excited to continue my work with Phil, his team and the SMA membership to confront the challenges that face our industry. Success will require our collective efforts to articulate how important a strong domestic steel industry is to our prosperity and national security.”

“I am extremely appreciative of the commitment and engagement that these SMA member company executives bring to our organisation. They are the key to SMA’s success.” said Bell.