Leading US metals service center Olympic Steel Inc announced that Mr William (Bill) Maurer has been promoted to the role of General Manager for the Company’s Milford Connecticut facility. Mr Maurer’s promotion is part of a planned succession. The facility’s long-time General Manager Mr Gerard (Gerry) Phillips will retire in late March 2022, after more than three decades in the metals industry. Mr Phillips will remain with the Company in the meantime, partnering with the Milford leadership team to facilitate a seamless transition.In his new position, Mr Maurer will assume responsibility for ensuring the safe operation of the Milford facility and the profitable and sustainable commercial growth for the region it serves. He will report directly to Regional Vice President Mr James D Post, Mr Maurer entered the metals industry in 1996 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in purchasing and sales throughout his career. Mr Maurer earned his bachelor’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute and the Iron League of Philadelphia.Founded in 1954, Olympic Steel is a leading US metals service center focused on the direct sale of processed carbon, coated and stainless flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate steel, aluminum, tin plate, and metal-intensive branded products. The Company’s CTI subsidiary is a leading distributor of steel tubing, bar, pipe, valves and fittings, and fabricator of value-added parts and components. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Olympic Steel operates from 35 facilities in North America.