Edgar Filing: RYERSON TULL INC /DE/ - Form DEF 14A
GARY L. CRITTENDEN Director of Ryerson Tull since 1999 Mr. Crittenden, age 49, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Express Company, a travel and financial services company, since June 2000. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Monsanto Company, a worldwide manufacturer and seller of diversified lines of agricultural products, nutrition and consumer products, pharmaceuticals and other products, from 1998 through May 2000. At Sears, Roebuck and Co., a multi-line retailer, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1998, President of the Hardware Stores division in 1997 and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development from 1996 to 1997. He is a member of our Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Crittenden is also a director of The TJX Companies, Inc.
JAMES A. HENDERSON Director of pre-merger Ryerson Tull since 1996
Director of Ryerson Tull since 1999 Mr. Henderson, age 68, was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engines, prior to his retirement on December 31, 1999. Mr. Henderson joined Cummins in 1964, was elected Executive Vice President in 1971, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1975, President and Chief Operating Officer in 1977, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1994, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. He is Chairman of our Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Henderson is also a director of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., International Paper Co., Nanophase Technologies Corporation, Rohm and Haas Company and SBC Communications Inc.
GREGORY P. JOSEFOWICZ Director of Ryerson Tull since 1999 Mr. Josefowicz, age 50, has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Borders Group, Inc., an operator of book superstores and mall-based bookstores, since January 2002 and President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since November 1999. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Jewel-Osco division of American Stores Company, which operates food and drug stores in the greater Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin areas, from 1997 until June 1999 when American Stores merged into Albertson s Inc., a retail food-drug chain. At that time Mr. Josefowicz became Albertson s Inc. President, Midwest Region. Mr. Josefowicz joined Jewel-Osco in 1974, and was elected Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising in 1993. Mr. Josefowicz is also a director of Spartan Stores Inc. He is Chairman of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nominating and Governance Committee.
NEIL S. NOVICH Director of pre-merger Ryerson Tull since 1994
Director of Ryerson Tull since February 1999 Neil S. Novich, age 48, has been our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since February 1999. Mr. Novich was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of pre-merger Ryerson Tull from 1994 to February 1999. He was our Senior Vice President from January 1995 to May 1996. Prior to joining us in 1994, Mr. Novich led the Distribution and Logistics Practice at Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm. Mr. Novich is also a director of W.W. Grainger, Inc.