John P. Simmet, president and CEO of Simcote Inc., was elected as the new chairman of CRSI.
Simmet's background includes a long history with the industry, starting Simcote
father in 1977.
Being a family-owned, start-up business gave him the unique opportunity to learn the reinforcing bar business from the ground up - ultimately gaining firsthand knowledge of what works and what doesn't work, the organization said.
is one of the original companies formed specifically to epoxy-coat and fabricate reinforcing steel, or rebar.
has been active in the industry and a member of CRSI
for over 32 years.
"Since its founding, CRSI
has changed and evolved to adapt to the marketplace.
I look forward to the opportunity to continue to make CRSI
an organization that provides a great service to the industry," said Simmet