Ty Garrison Elected Chairman of Steel Manufacturers Association

WASHINGTON — The board of directors of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announces the election of Ty Garrison of Commercial Metals Company as chairman.

Garrison is senior vice president–operations at CMC, where he leads operations and commercial teams in the United States and Poland along with supply chain and engineering functions. Ty joined the CMC commercial team in 2000 and has held increasingly responsible commercial and operational positions in the organization over the last 20 years. He was appointed to his current role in 2021.

Joining Garrison on the SMA Executive Committee are the immediate past chairman, Mark Millett, cofounder, chairman, and CEO, Steel Dynamics Inc.; the treasurer, Jim Hrusovsky, CEO, Alton Steel; and five at-large members: Greg Murphy, executive vice president, business services, and general counsel, Nucor Corp.; Chuck Schmitt, president, SSAB Americas; Eric Shuster, president, Vallourec Star LP; Ed Goettl, chief revenue officer, Optimus Steel; and Matt Ruckwardt, vice president, chief of steel operations and business performance, Cascade Steel, a Schnitzer Steel Industries company.

“Ty has leadership qualities that help organizations grow their strengths, capitalize on opportunities, and overcome challenges, all while putting people first and focusing on solutions,” SMA President Philip Bell said. “We’re glad he has agreed to serve as chairman.”

“It’s an exciting time to be the chairman of SMA and I am appreciative of the opportunity,” Garrison said. “Global trade deals and standards for sustainable steel are being negotiated around the world, and we must make sure that steel produced by SMA members — some of the cleanest steel in the world — continues to lead the conversation.”

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