PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TMS International Corp. (NYSE: TMS), the parent company of Tube City IMS Corporation, a leading provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills globally, today announced that Raymond Kalouche, Chief Operating Officer, and President and COO of the company's Mill Services Group, has received the International Bridge Award from GlobalPittsburgh.
The award was presented to Mr. Kalouche by Ms. Giselle Leonardo, Chairperson of the Board of GlobalPittsburgh, at its annual dinner event on December 19, 2011. He was honored as a foreign-born, U.S.-educated executive for his accomplishments and leadership in helping to secure and create jobs by creating company growth globally and thereby enhancing the reputation and international strength of the Pittsburgh region."I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award," Mr. Kalouche said. "However, the award and the company's success are a reflection of the contributions that the nearly 4,000 dedicated employees of the Tube City IMS team from around the globe make to the company. I'm proud to share this award with them and accept it on their behalf." Mr. Kalouche, 49, joined the company in 1989 and has held various management positions of increasing responsibility in Technical Services, Surface Conditioning and Operations. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from The Ohio State University. He is based at the company's Horsham, PA, office. About TMS International Corp. TMS International Corp., through its subsidiaries, including Tube City IMS Corporation, is the largest provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America as measured by revenue and has a substantial and growing international presence. The company provides services at 79 customer sites in 10 countries and operates a global raw materials procurement network with 26 offices in 11 countries spanning five continents. Certain information in this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the company's financial condition, results of operations or business or its expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements include the discussions of the company's business strategies, estimates of future global steel production and other market metrics and the company's expectations concerning future operations, margins, profitability, liquidity and capital resources. Although the company believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that any forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions that may cause the company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different. Additional information relating to factors that may cause actual results to differ from the company's forward-looking statements can be found in the company's Registration Statement on Form S-1. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements after the day of the release as a result of new information, future events or developments except as required by law.