Mill Steel Co. Appoints Seasoned Executive Joe Poot as Senior Vice President

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, is pleased to announce the promotion of commercial leader, Joe Poot, from Vice President of Purchasing to Senior Vice President.

Poot started his career with Mill Steel 18 years ago as Assistant Controller. Shortly thereafter, he advanced to Business Unit Controller. In 2002, he was promoted to Purchasing Manager where he further demonstrated his skill in market analysis, purchasing, business planning, and inventory risk management. Poot excelled quickly throughout his career, and continued to exemplify the excellent business acumen and leadership that elevated him to become a shareholder and Partner of Mill Steel in 2006.

David Samrick, Mill Steel CEO and Chairman, said, "We have always put our people first, which has yielded a high performing team, and requires we recognize individuals for their contributions. Joe is a passionate team player that consistently develops new strategies and brings forth opportunities to grow our business. He demonstrates our company's highest standards of integrity and certainly deserves this promotion."

Poot has been instrumental to Mill Steel's success and will continue to manage all of its construction business units. He has been a driving force in the company's geographic expansion, helping achieve double-digit growth year after year for the last decade and expand its footprint to six facilities. Most recently, he led the launch of Mill Steel's newest plant in Houston, while simultaneously tending to supplier relationships. It is that same personal touch and charisma that has earned him a prominent and credible reputation throughout the steel industry.

"Joe's talent and ability to make key business decisions has been invaluable. His innovative thinking and vision will continue to enhance the strategic direction, growth, and profitability of Mill Steel," said Pam Heglund, President of Mill Steel.

About Mill Steel Co.:

Founded in 1959 by Harry Samrick, Mill Steel Co. is one of North America's premier flat-rolled steel suppliers. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Mill Steel operates six service center locations including Grand Rapids and Melvindale, MI, Anderson and Jeffersonville, IN, Birmingham, AL, and now Houston, TX. Mill Steel excels at serving some of the world's most demanding industries with its steadfast dedication to superior quality, delivery, and performance. The company continues to grow by consistently operating with integrity, putting its customers and associates first. For more information about Mill Steel Co., visit http://www.millsteel.com.

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