Scottsdale Arizona headquartered Reliance Steel & Aluminum announced that Mr James D Hoffman has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive Officer on 31 December 2022 and further that the company’s Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Ms Karla R Lewis to succeed Mr Hoffman as CEO effective 1 January 2023. Mr Hoffman will remain on Reliance’s Board of Directors and will continue in his role as CEO through the end of 2022, after which he will serve as Senior Advisor to the CEO until his retirement in December 2023.Ms Karla Lewis joined Reliance in 1992 as Corporate Controller. She served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999 until January 2021, and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2000, Executive Vice President in 2002 and Senior Executive Vice President in 2015. She was appointed a director and President of Reliance in January 2021. Mrs Lewis will retain her current position as President, serving as Reliance’s President and CEO upon her promotion.Founded in 1939, Reliance Steel & Aluminum is a leading global diversified metal solutions provider and the largest Metals Service Centers Company in North America. Through a network of approximately 315 locations in 40 states and 12 countries outside of the United States, Reliance provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full-line of over 100,000 metal products to more than 125,000 customers in a broad range of industries.