Blair New CEO at Hynes

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Hynes Industries announced today that Chief Executive Officer D.R. Golding has decided to step aside, and current Vice President of Finance and Corporate Treasurer Jim Blair will succeed him as President and CEO effective April 1, 2014.

Jim Blair brings seven years of experience at Hynes Industries and decades of experience in the metals industry to his new role as CEO, including work as a controller and Vice President of Finance for Greenville Metals in Transfer, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in Accounting from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Youngstown State University. “Blair was the perfect choice to lead Hynes Industries into another decade of success,” said Golding. “His in-depth understanding of financial issues will help position Hynes for continued growth.”

During his time with Hynes Industries, Blair has overseen the company’s Finance, IT, and HR functions. “We’re excited to move forward under Jim’s leadership,” said Golding. “With the promise of Absolute Reliability, and with our team’s continued commitment to our customers, I predict that Hynes has many more record-breaking years ahead.” Golding will remain with Hynes Industries as Vice President — Strategic Development, and will also serve in an advisory role during the course of this planned transition.

In addition, Hynes Industries promoted two key members of its senior leadership team to new roles, as Mike Giambattista becomes Senior Vice President — Marketing & Sales and Pat Montana becomes Senior Vice President — Operations. Each has been with Hynes Industries for more than 25 years, and their new responsibilities reflect their essential leadership. Hynes Industries also welcomes Mark Cornman to the Senior Leadership team, who will serve as our new Director — Finance & Human Resources. Before joining Hynes, Mark worked at Canfield Metal Coating for 2 years and earned advanced degrees from Kent State University, Youngstown University, and Walden University.

About Hynes Industries

Hynes Industries is a leading North American supplier and processor of strip steel, roll formed shapes, and flat wire. Since 1925, Hynes has been recognized for their fierce commitment to safety, quality, customer service, and on-time delivery. Their unique metal working processes and technologies, supported by a vast inventory and expert engineering, offer an exceptional set of complementary and highly competitive products. Hynes Industries continues to earn customer loyalty the old-fashioned way — by delivering no-nonsense reliability and real value. For more information on Hynes Industries, visit

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