CHICAGO, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), a leading processor and distributor of metals, announced today the promotion of Leong Fang to the position of executive vice president of operations, adding to his current responsibilities as chief executive officer, Asia.
"Leong and his team have done an outstanding job in transforming our China businesses," said Eddie Lehner, Ryerson's president and chief executive officer. "Bringing his vast expertise in manufacturing and operations to all of Ryerson, in addition to the excellent work done by Leong and his team in leading our China operations, is an opportunity to accelerate transference and adoption of best practices across our vast network of processing and fabrication assets in North America and China. Ryerson continues strengthening its management team in the pursuit of enhanced speed, scale and value-add throughout our organization."
In his new role, Fang will be responsible for optimizing operations and supply chain performance through adoption of best practices in technology and analytics, and he will partner with the region presidents to optimize performance.
Fang brings 30 years of industry experience to Ryerson. Prior to joining Ryerson three years ago to lead the company's China operations, he held a variety of leadership positions within The Timken Company. Fang has a Bachelor of Science honors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Glasgow, U.K., and a master's degree in mechanical engineering and applied machinery from the University of Rhode Island. In 2011, he received Modern Metalworking Magazine's "People of the Year" award. He also serves as an active board member of the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program and Junior Achievement China.
Ryerson is a processor and distributor of metals with operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, China and Brazil. The company serves a variety of industries, including customers making products or equipment for the commercial ground transportation, metal fabrication and machine shops, industrial machinery and equipment, consumer durables, HVAC, construction, food processing and agriculture, as well as oil and gas. Founded in 1842, Ryerson is headquartered in the United States and employs approximately 3,600 employees in approximately 90 locations.
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