WOMEN CEO REPORT

- Commercial Metals Company

Barbara R. Smith

Commercial Metals Company

As Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Commercial Metals Company, Barbara Smith, understands the importance of show casing her abilities and continuing the company’s growth and profitability. Actively involved in all operational and strategic decisions, Barbara refocused Commercial Metals growth plan to its core strength, manufacturing. As consistent profits continue to grow from manufacturing, she has paid close attention to foreign policy, foreign imports into the U.S., as well as domestic trends for other growth opportunities in construction and acquisitions. Barbara describes herself as direct, tough, someone who sets high expectations, and holds people accountable. Before her role at Commercial Metals, she held executive positions at FARO Technologies, Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp., Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. and Alcoa, Inc. She holds a degree in accounting from Perdue University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Year appointed: 2017