O’Neal Industries announces staff changes

March 6, 2014

Bill Jones

O’Neal Industries (ONI), Birmingham, Ala., a family-owned group of metals service centers, has announced several changes to its staff.

Vice Chairman Bill Jones will retire June 30. He joined O’Neal Steel in 1976 as an inside salesperson at the Birmingham District, then moved to outside sales in Tupelo, Miss., representing the company’s Jackson District. He was named district manager in Memphis in 1981. In 1987 he was named O’Neal Steel’s manager of marketing and specialty products; in 1990 he was promoted to vice president of the Birmingham District.

Jones was named executive vice president of the company in 1993, then president and CEO in 2000. In 2009, with the formation of ONI for the purpose of serving as parent company of O’Neal Steel and a growing number of affiliate companies, Jones became vice chairman of ONI.

Holman Head, currently president and CEO of O’Neal Steel, is being promoted to president and COO of ONI. Concurrently, Stephen Armstrong, now vice president of administration at O’Neal Steel, will become president and CEO of that company. Both changes will be effective April 1.

Head has worked at O’Neal Steel since 1980 in inside and outside sales, corporate marketing, specialty products, district management, regional management, purchasing, product development, and executive management. In 2009, following the formation of ONI, he became president and CEO of O’Neal Steel, as well as executive vice president of ONI.

Armstrong joined O’Neal Steel in 2006 as financial planning and analysis manager. He then joined the marketing department as manager of sales and marketing analysis. In 2010 he was promoted to vice president of administration.

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