Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) is pleased to announce that Ralph L. Pinkert has been hired as its Executive Vice President, responsible for business development, marketing and trading for the company and its subsidiaries, including SMS Mill Services LLC. The announcement was made jointly today by Jeffry Gertler, Chief Executive Officer and Rick Gertler, Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Pinkert is a 35-year veteran of the metals industry. He began his career with Scrap Corp. of America and later served as President of numerous other Chicago area scrap recycling companies, including Scrap Management Corp, Raw Materials, Inc. and City Centre Scrap, Inc. Following the sale of his companies, he served as Vice President of Marketing for Luria Bros. (now PSC Metals, Inc.) in Cleveland, OH, and later Vice President of Marketing and eBusiness Development for Metal Management, Inc. (now Sims Metal Management), in Chicago, IL. Most recently he was the Business Development Director of Management Science Associates, Inc’s (MSA) Metals & Advanced Manufacturing Division, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, which provides process automation solutions and services to the steel, foundry and recycling industries, including the Raw Material Data Aggregation Service (RMDAS).
“We’re exited to have Ralph Pinkert join our SMS management team. Ralph has a solid reputation and extensive experience in the steel and metals industry. His addition will enhance our opportunities for additional growth,” said Jeffry Gertler.
Rick Gertler added that: “Over the last few years we have been fortunate to have attracted other knowledgeable and experienced individuals for key management positions, as we successfully expanded and diversified our business units, and we believe that Ralph will now greatly assist us in the next phase of our development.”
“I am excited with the opportunity to re-enter the physical and operational side of the steel and recycling industries, at this point in my career, by joining such a dynamic and growth oriented company as SMS,” said Pinkert, “and being able to contribute to the company’s continued successful development.”
About Scrap Metal Services, LLC
Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), headquartered in Burnham, IL, operates full-service scrap processing, steel mill service and intermodal/railcar decommissioning and dismantling facilities in several states. SMS also provides scrap management, consulting and purchasing services to industrial scrap generators and demolition contractors, on a local and national basis. SMS is a supplier of ferrous and nonferrous scrap commodities to both domestic and international consumers.