Michigan Seamless Tube LLC Names Michael Rinker President and CEO

SOUTH LYON, MI -- Michigan Seamless Tube LLC (MST) is pleased to announce that Michael Rinker has joined the company as President and CEO. Additionally, Russ Maier, formerly President and CEO, has been named Chairman.

"We are thrilled to have Mike lead MST," commented Russ Maier. "His proven leadership and experience in the metals industry will help us continue to grow and develop organically, as well as through potential acquisitions in the metals sector. His experience, knowledge, contacts and leadership qualities are terrific additions to MST, and I am extremely pleased he will be my successor."

"I am excited to join MST, a premier and highly specialized manufacturer of engineered seamless tube, and have the opportunity to continue its profitable growth and expansion of its product offerings and market reach," commented Rinker. "I am impressed with the company's capabilities and plan to build on the solid platform that Russ and his team have successfully developed."

Rinker has an impressive 28-year career in the stainless steel industry, most recently as President of North American Division of Outokumpu Stainless. He spent 20 years with Outokumpu and their predecessor companies, Avesta-Sheffield, Inc., in a variety of top management positions. A 1977 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Rinker began his career with the House of Stainless in Chicago, Illinois. He has been active in the Metal Service Center Institute, Steel Plate Fabricators Association and the Stainless Steel Industry of North America.

Michigan Seamless Tube was formed by Russ Maier and Atlas Holdings LLC to acquire the fixed assets and intellectual property of Vision Metals, Inc. (once known as Quanex) Michigan Specialty Tube Division in October 2002. MST continues to enhance the long tradition of customer service, high quality products, innovation and successful operations experienced by Michigan Seamless customers over its 75 year history.