ASHLAND, Ky. – Braidy Industries, Inc., has named a veteran of the steel industry to head its Braidy Atlas mill operations, the company announced Monday.

Tom Modrowski, who served as executive vice president of construction for Braidy Industries since 2017, will oversee mill completion and integrated aluminum sheet production.

Modrowski brings nearly 40 years of experience in aluminum and steel processing and has unique experience with greenfield construction in the steel industry.

“Tom’s expertise is ideal to lead Braidy Atlas to rapid automotive qualification with our OEM partners,” said Braidy CEO Craig Bouchard. “He is a proven contributor to our executive management team and has kept us on-track and on-budget in our ongoing construction.”

Modrowski has extensive leadership experience at leading steel, coating technology and merchandizing companies. As an employee of US Steel from 1985-1995, Modrowski managed a team that directed the design, installation, setup and subsequent management of Double Eagle, a producer of nearly 900,000 tons annually of exposed coated metal sheet product for the automotive industry.

As president of Electric Coating Technologies, he spearheaded the re-opening of its processing facility that was later acquired by Esmark Steel Group. He later served as President of Esmark Steel.