PSC Metals hires new chief executive
Ronald J. Nock, former president and chief executive
officer of Severstal North America Inc., has been named
president and chief executive officer of PSC Metals,
Inc. Nock succeeds Benjamin M. Blemker, who is retiring.
Nock has spent his entire career in the steel industry,
having joined Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in
1975. From there, Nock was hired by Rouge Steel Company
in 1982, where he began as a sales representative. Nock
rose through the marketing ranks to become senior vice
president, commercial and strategic planning in 2000.
When Russian-owned Severstal purchased Rouge Steel in
2004, Nock was appointed chief operating officer and
then president and chief executive officer. Nock guided
his team through the restructuring and turnaround of
the company, including a massive modernization program
designed to reduce cost and enhance product capability.
Nock also led the team responsible for Severstal’s three