HOUSTON—U.S. Zinc Corp. has promoted Tracy Baugh to president, effective immediately.
Baugh replaces Rodrigo Daud, who has been promoted to the newly created position of chief commercial officer for Votorantim Metais, U.S. Zinc's parent company.
Daud has been with Votorantim for 16 years, serving as U.S. Zinc's president since 2012. He will focus on Votorantim Metais' global growth efforts in zinc, nickel and copper and will remain chairman of U.S. Zinc's board.
“This organizational change shows the strong commitment Vorotantim has toward continuing to grow within the metal markets,” Daud said in a statement. “I look forward to supporting this growth strategy both globally and with U.S. Zinc.”
Baugh previously served as vice president, commercial, for U.S. Zinc. He joined the company in 2011 and has been responsible for the sales, procurement and market develop areas of the firm's business. The firm will begin a search for Baugh's replacement immediately.
“I am proud to accept this new position and to build on our 65-year history of being a global leader in zinc products,” Baugh said in a news release.” My position will be further enhanced by the support of Rodrigo's new role, created to oversee Votorantim's investments in metal, including U.S. Zinc.”
Votorantim Metais is part of the Votorantim Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in Latin America. The company has 17 units, 11 in Brazil, four in the U.S., one in China and one in Peru. The Metais subsidiary produces nickel, aluminum, zinc and other metals for a variety of markets with revenues of $7.9 billion and about 10,000 employees.
U.S. Zinc is headquartered in Houston and manufactures, recycles and supplies zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines. The firm operates plants in North America, South America and Asia.