Mascot NSW Australia headquartered global metal recycling giant Sims Limited has appointed Mr Robert Thompson as its Global Chief Commercial Officer. Mr Thompson previously held the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing at Gerdau Long Steel North America. He brings more than 30 years of commercial and operational metal recycling and steel experience to Sims Metal, commencing on 11 July 2022. At Sims, Mr Thompson will have global responsibility for shipping and chartering, as well as both ferrous and non-ferrous material buying and processed material sales. In addition to holding this principal commercial role, Mr Thompson will also be an integral member of the executive leadership team. His extensive management experience and perspective will allow him to immediately contribute toward achieving the company’s strategic goals.Mr Thompson joined Gerdau North America in 2004 as Vice President and General Manager of the Ameristeel Recycling business. He has since held several roles with increasing responsibilities in commercial, operations and logistics in Gerdau’s Metallics and Raw Materials divisions until his most recent position leading sales and marketing for Gerdau’s North American Long Steel business. Rob and his family also spent several years in Brazil, where he had responsibilities spanning Europe, Latin America and North America.Prior to his tenure at Gerdau, Mr Thompson spent 15 years at metal recycling companies, initially starting as a scale operator and then spending several years as a commercial trade buyer and ferrous products trader.Mr Thompson received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto.Founded in 1917, Sims Limited is a global leader in metal recycling and providing circular solutions for technology, and an emerging leader in the municipal recycling and the renewable energy industries. Its approximately 4,000 employees operate from more than 200 facilities across 15 countries.