Central States Industrial Supply (Omaha, NE) has announced four key appointments. Thomas Frantz has joined the company as branch manager of the Cedar Rapids, IA, operation focusing on the PVF segment of Central States' product mix in that area. He has 18 years of experience in sales and sales management, including 13 in the PVF sector.

Ian Kyle, a native of England, has joined Central States' Omaha PVF group, focusing on quoting and procuring orders for major projects. He moved to the U.S. in 1993, and has 15 years of experience in sales and customer service, including eight years in the PVF industry.

Joann Schacher has been named CFO and will continue her role as company controller in Omaha. A CPA with 23 years of accounting experience, she joined the company in 1992.

Also, Robert Young has joined the company as vice president of procurement. He has 29 years of experience in purchasing positions with Chicago Tube and Iron and, most recently, Sharon Piping.