WOMEN CEO REPORT

Barbara R. Smith - Commercial Metals Company

Barbara R. Smith

Commercial Metals Company

Barbara Smith, CEO of Commercial Metals Company headquartered in Irving, Texas, understands the importance of showcasing her abilities to the board, earning their trust, and continuing the company’s growth and profitability. Actively involved in all operational and strategic decisions, Smith refocused Commercial Metals growth plan to its core strength, manufacturing. As consistent profits continue to grow from manufacturing, Smith 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. Smith describes her leadership style 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, Inc., Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp., Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. and Alcoa, Inc.

Year appointed: 2017