Texas US based steel manufacturing, processing, and distribution company Friedman Industries Incorporated announced today the appointment of Mr Michael J Taylor as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective September 12, 2019. Mr Taylor, age 60, has served as the Interim President and Interim Chief Executive Officer since February 12, 2019 and has served as a director of the Company since December 2016 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since June 2017. Mr Taylor will continue to serve as a director of the Company and Chairman of the Board.
Prior to joining the Company in December 2016 and his prior retirement, Mr Taylor served as President of Cargill Metals Supply Chain, a large steel processing and distribution company, from 2003 to 2014. The Company believes that Mr. Taylor’s extensive experience and knowledge of the steel industry gained during his previous 33 year career in that industry will be a vital asset in his leadership role and qualify him to serve as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
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