Jim Tennant Named President of Ohio Coatings Company

YORKVILLE, OH  – Jim Tennant was named President of Ohio Coatings Company (OCC), effective April 1, 2005. Tennant joined OCC in June 1998 as Chief Financial Officer.  In his new position, he will retain his current duties as CFO, Vice President of Administration and Treasurer.  OCC is a joint venture company of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and Dong Yang Tinplate of South Korea.

“Jim has played an important role as OCC has become the premier tin coating facility in the United States,” said Jim Bradley, Chairman and CEO of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  “He not only showed leadership through his financial and accounting responsibilities, he has been involved in developing and carrying out OCC’s marketing strategy.”

Before joining OCC, Tennant had nearly 20 years with Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel in a variety of increasingly responsible audit and accounting functions and was general manager of manufacturing accounting before joining OCC.  Tennant is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from Ohio University.  He and his wife, Darla, have three children and reside in St. Clairsville, OH.

OCC was established in 1995 and is the only electrolytic tin plating mill to be built in North America in more than 45 years and has the capability to produce 300,000 tons per year of tin plate.