Neil S. Novich


Mr. Novich has served as a director of the company since Feb. 24, 2010. He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ryerson, Inc., a global metals distributor and fabricator. Mr. Novich joined Ryerson in 1994 as chief operating officer, and was named president and CEO in 1995. He served on Ryerson's board from 1994 until 2007, adding chairman to his title in 1999. He remained chairman and CEO until 2007, when the company was sold. Prior to his time at Ryerson, Mr. Novich spent 13 years with Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm, where he spent several years as a partner. 

He serves on the boards of Analog Devices, Inc., where he chairs the Compensation Committee; Beacon Roofing Supply, where he is chair of the Audit Committee; and W.W. Grainger, Inc., where he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Novich is also a trustee of both the Field Museum of National History and of Children’s Home & Aid in Chicago and is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Physical Sciences Division of the University of Chicago.