Tube City IMS Appoints Hideto Hata New Director Outsource Purchasing

Jan 12, 2010, 09:52 ET from Tube City IMS, LLC

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Tube City IMS, LLC, a leading provider of products and services to steel mills and foundries globally, today announced the appointment of Hideto Hata as Director of Outsource Purchasing and Sales for Central and South America.

Mr. Hata will be working with the Company's Raw Material and Optimization Group to generate new business opportunities in Central and South America, said J. David Aronson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Raw Material and Optimization Group, Tube City IMS.

Prior to joining the Company Mr. Hata worked in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility for Sojitz Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and New York City. Mr. Hata earned his bachelor's degree from International Christian University in Tokyo. He is based at the Company's office in New York City.

"Hideto is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of success, and we are pleased to welcome him to the team," Mr. Aronson said. "Hideto will report directly to Hideyuki 'Nishi' Nishizawa, Managing Director of Asia, who is responsible for developing, managing and expanding the Company's international trading operations from the Singapore trading office."

About Tube City IMS

Tube City IMS, LLC is a leading provider of outsourced steel services, including raw materials procurement, scrap management, raw materials optimization, slag processing, metal recovery and surface conditioning to integrated steel mills, mini-mills and foundries. The Company, headquartered in Glassport, Pennsylvania has operations at 73 plants throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and Asia. More information about Tube City IMS is available at the Company's website,