Chicago Tube & Iron recently promoted a pair of individuals. Jim Farnan was named director of procurement effective March 1, while Sean Vietti was named general manager of Chicago Tube & Iron’s Romeoville, Ill., location.

Farnan will immerse himself into the procurement role operating closely with Larry Soehrman for the next three months providing for a smooth and effective evolution as Soehrman transitions to a much-deserved retirement at the end of May, CTI Executive Vice President and COO Bill Zielinski explained.

“We will have ample time to recognize Larry for his diligence, knowledge and expertise shown through the years in effectively managing the procurement and inventory control functions of our largest asset,” Zielinski said.

Farnan is a 22-year industry veteran and has 17 years of experience at CTI in sales and general management and has “provided a solid background that, when combined with Larry’s tutelage, will propel CTI to continued growth for many years to come,” Zielinski said.

Farnan has a bachelor’s of arts degree from Loras College and also has completed MSCI’s Strategic Metals Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Vietti’s promotion “entrusts Sean with guiding the growth of the CTI Romeoville and CTI Cleveland branch locations, including complete profit-and-loss responsibility,” Zielinski noted. “Sean has the proven skills, education and experience in sales and management that will serve him well in the undertaking of this significant position within CTI.”

Vietti has held various positions at CTI, including inside sales, outside sales, sales manager, assistant general manager, CTI at CTI Romeoville and general manager at CTI Cleveland.

Vietti has a bachelor’s of science degree from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University with a concentration in finance. He also completed the MSCI Strategic Management Program at Washington University.