Steel Technologies names new director

Steel Technologies Inc. has elected one new director to the board and have re-elected two incumbent directors.
Joining the Board for his initial term is Mark G. Essig (age 44), President and CEO of Barjan Products LLC. From 1998 to 2002, he was President and CEO of GS Industries Inc., serving also as Chairman from 2000 to 2002. He also has held management positions with AK Steel Corp. and Washington Steel Corp.
In addition to the election of Mr Essig, shareholders re-elected Jimmy Dan Conner and Andrew J. Payton as Directors. All three will serve three-year terms expiring in 2006. Mr Conner, who first became a director in 1995, is President of Old Colony Insurance Services, Inc. Mr Payton is owner and president of Payton & Associates, an executive and professional recruiting services firm, and has been a board member since 1997.

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