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Aug. 1, 2012 /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 it has opened trading offices in
Belo Horizonte, Brazil,
Miami, FL, and
These offices mark the company's first formal trading group presence in
J. David Aronson, President and Chief Operating Officer of the company's Raw Material and Optimization Group, noting the offices are in strategic geographies from which the company can better serve both its domestic and international customers and partners.
"The opening of the office in
Brazil is a key step in TMS International's increasing globalization. We look forward to better serving
Brazil's rapidly increasing demand for raw material and steel mill services," Mr. Aronson said.
Belo Horizonte office is
Carlos Crego as General Manager of the company's Raw Material and Optimization Group in
Brazil. Mr. Crego has more than 25 years of trading experience in iron ore, pig iron and scrap. He will be responsible for trading and expanding the company's trading operations in
Brazil. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Crego was a partner at Ironmar Exports and Logistics Ltda in
Brazil. He has also worked at Acesita and at Ferrobrasil Trading S.A., in
Brazil. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from
the Catholic University of Minas Gerais in
"Carlos has a wealth of experience in trading and the steel industry and we welcome him to the company," Mr. Aronson said.