SOURCE: Shale-Inland


March 15, 2011 09:00 ET

Shale-Inland Hires Keith Medick

Medick Named Chief Executive Officer of Main Steel; Executive Team Formed

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Shale-Inland today named Keith Medick as Chief Executive Officer of the recently purchased Main Steel Polishing Company. Most recently, Mr. Medick was the President of Gary, Indiana-based Metal Processing Corporation. Prior to that, Medick was a 23-year Executive of Ryerson where he held management positions across operations, sales, purchasing, and marketing. Mr. Medick headed the integration of Ryerson's acquisitions of Washington Specialty Metals as well as Integris.

Main Steel Polishing Company is the largest processor of stainless steel in the United States with facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, and California. The company also processes aluminum, titanium, nickel-based alloys, and red metals.

"We are thrilled to have Keith lead the executive team of our flagship company," stated Craig T. Bouchard, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Shale-Inland. "Keith's hands-on experience spanning each of the critical steel disciplines is unmatched. We are very fortunate."

"Main Steel's assets, locations, and people are exceptional," stated Medick. "I am honored to be a part of the premier brand name in the business."

Mr. Medick announced that George Bogan has been named the President of Main Steel Polishing. Tom Mallan Jr. has accepted the position of Vice President and General Manager of the North East Region. Michael Folley becomes Vice President and General Manager of the West Region, and Mark McCool becomes Vice President and General Manager of the Mid-West Region. 

In addition, Robert McGowan has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer of Shale-Inland. Jody Pitts has accepted the position of Vice President Marketing of Shale-Inland and General Manager of the Main Steel Tape businesses.

Mr. Medick also joins Alan Blankshain, CEO of Shale-Inland Stamping and Fabricating, as an Executive Vice President of Shale-Inland.

About Shale-Inland
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Shale-Inland is a diversified steel services company. Its philosophy is to invest in world-class customers, providing a level of service that engenders fierce loyalty. More information can be found at

About Main Steel Polishing Company, Inc.
Main Steel Polishing Co., Inc. is the largest processor of bright metals in North America. The Company services its customers utilizing the industry's finest stainless and aluminum facilities strategically located across the United States. More information can be found at

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