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Steel Dynamics creates three new leadership positions

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Fort Wayne, In., USA - February 18, 2016, Fort Wayne, In., USA - Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced the creation of three new leadership positions and the retirement of Richard P. Teets, Jr., a co-founder of the company, EVP of Steelmaking, and president and COO of Steel Operations.




Effective March 31, 2016, Mr. Teets will retire from his current position, but will remain a valuable member of the company's board of directors. He will also provide consulting services to the company through the end of 2016.

Christopher Graham will be promoted to Senior Vice President, Downstream Manufacturing Group.

Since 2013, Mr. Graham has served as a vice president of Steel Dynamics and the president of its fabrication operations. In his expanded role, Mr. Graham will continue to be responsible for the company's fabrication operations, but with the added responsibility of the company's other downstream manufacturing facilities.

Mr. Graham was part of the team that constructed the company's first steel mill in 1994. He held various leadership positions within the company's steel group prior to moving into the fabrication operations in 2007.

He was responsible for four operating fabrication plants from 2007 to 2010, at which point he also became the team leader responsible for overseeing the restructuring and integration of three acquired fabrication facilities, and in 2014 was made responsible for the integration of the Columbus Flat Roll Division integration.

Mr. Graham earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Western Governors University and a MBA from the University of Saint Francis.

Glenn Pushis will be promoted to Senior Vice President, Long Products Steel Group.

Since 2014, Mr. Pushis has served as a vice president overseeing the company's Butler Flat Roll Division and six flat roll coating facilities located in Indiana and Pennsylvania. In his new position, Mr. Pushis will be responsible for the company's four long product steel mills.

Mr. Pushis was also part of the team that constructed the company's first steel mill in 1994. He held various leadership positions within the company's steel group, including the positions of general manager for the Engineered Bar Products Division from 2003 to 2007 and more recently, the Butler Flat Roll Division from 2007 to 2014.

Mr. Pushis earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana University.

Barry Schneider will be promoted to Senior Vice President Flat Roll, Steel Group.

Since 2014, Mr. Schneider has served as a vice president overseeing the company's Engineered Bar Products and Roanoke Bar steel divisions. In his new position, Mr. Schneider will be responsible for the company's two flat roll steel mills and eight flat roll coating lines.

Mr. Schneider was also part of the team that constructed the company's first steel mill in 1994, serving in several engineering and operational roles in the melt shop during the company's first five years of operations. He was the manager of the Butler Flat Roll Division's hot strip mill and later the cold rolling and coating facilities from 2000 to 2007. Mr. Schneider then held the position of general manager for the Engineered Bar Products Division from 2007 to 2014.

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