Macsteel Service Centres South Africa has appointed Tom Cowan COO.
Cowan, who holds a mechanical engineering degree, has been in the steel industry for 29 years – all of which he has spent working for Macsteel.
Under his leadership, the Macsteel VRN business, which manages the application-specific performance steel supply chain, has grown into one of the leading suppliers and processors of specialty and carbon plate.
The first 20 years of Cowan’s career at Macsteel was spent developing the company’s fluid control division into a free-standing business unit.
“We welcome Cowan to the executive team as the group COO and we look forward to the leadership abilities, experience and value that he will be bringing to his new role,” Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield says.