Romeoville, Ill.-based Chicago Tube & Iron, which begins its 102nd year of operation in 2016, recently announced a number of key management moves. All organizational changes are effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Bill Zielinski will be promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Zielinski, who was part of a Supply House Times industrial PVF roundtable discussion that appeared in the August 2015 issue “State of the PVF Industry), is a 30-year industry veteran, which includes 24 years at Chicago Tube & Iron in roles of increasing responsibility and success. In his new role, Zielinski will be responsible for the performance of all distribution divisions.
Curt Roe is transitioning to the role of senior vice president and is targeting a May 2016 retirement. Roe will assist Chicago Tube & Iron President and CEO Don McNeeley in navigating key management transitions in a number of company divisions. His primary focus will be on Des Moines, Quad Cities and Indianapolis opportunities.
McNeeley also announced Mike DiNanno will continue in his leadership role as chief financial officer. In addition to his ongoing responsibilities over the company’s financial activities, Chicago Tube & Iron’s information technology department will now report through DiNanno’s office.
McNeeley, Zielinski and DiNanno will function as Chicago Tube & Iron’s Executive Committee and provide strategic vision for the company.
“I am excited about coupling Mike DiNanno’s financial acumen with the significant commercial ability of Bill Zielinski,” McNeeley said. “The three of us, CEO, COO and CFO, will function as the Chicago Tube & Iron Executive Committee, providing a strategic vision for our company as we move forward through our second century. Always impressed with the depth of Bill and Mike’s thought process, I am excited about our future.”
In other moves, Randy Holndoner will be promoted to corporate manager of IT. He’s a 14-year veteran of the company.
Sean Vietti will be promoted to assistant general manager of the company’s Romeoville division where he will continue to lead the sales effort. Vietti has been with Chicago Tube & Iron for 10 years.
Finally, Rod Van Rite will be promoted to assistant general manager of the company’s Fond du Lac (Wis.) division. A 21-year industry veteran, Van Rite has been with Chicago Tube & Iron for five years as sales manager of the Fond du Lac location.
“Our tubing business will continue to grow, representing a great and important foundation for our organization,” McNeeley said. “Over the past few years we have challenged both our White Metal and PVF teams to play a larger role in our overall sales and profits. They have responded with impressive results in the most difficult market conditions. We have heavily invested in equipment and personnel to further our engineered products portfolio, as compressed steel pricing and margins make value-added a most important strategy for navigating a new global industry.”