Fort Wayne Indiana headquartered US’s leading steelmaker Steel Dynamics has announced that the company’s board of directors approved the appointment of Mr Barry T Schneider to the newly created position of President & Chief Operating Officer of the company, effective 1 March 2023.In his new role, Mr Schneider will continue to fulfill his current responsibilities and also assume responsibility of the company’s long products steel group, steel fabrication platform, and metals recycling platform, and as such, Senior Vice President Long Products Steel Group, & President of the long product steel companies Mr Chris Graham, Senior Vice President Metals Recycling & President of OmniSource Mr Miguel Alvarez and Senior Vice President Steel Fabrication & President of New Millennium Building Systems Mr Jim Anderson. Mr Schneider will report to company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Mr Mark D Millett in his new role. Mr Schneider has been an integral participant in the growth of the company’s steel operations. Mr Schneider, a 28-year veteran of the company, has been its Senior Vice President Flat Roll Steel Group since March 2016, responsible for the company’s flat roll steel operations, comprised of three steel mills and numerous processing and value-added coating lines. Before that, Mr Schneider served in various operational and leadership roles within the company’s steel operations, including its Engineered Bar Products and Butler Flat Roll divisions. Mr Schneider has been involved in numerous construction and startup projects and was also part of the team that constructed the company’s first steel mill in Butler, Indiana, in 1994. Mr Schneider earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master of science in engineering management from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He also received an Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition, Mr Schneider serves as a director for the Association of Iron & Steel Technology.Steel Dynamics is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States, and in Mexico. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant-bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.