HOUSTON – Officials with U.S. Zinc and Votorantim GmbH, both subsidiaries of Votorantim Metais, announced that Stephane Ryff has been hired as Regional Sales Manager - Europe for both companies. Based in Austria, Ryff will be responsible for U.S. Zinc’s zinc oxide sales and Votorantim GmbH’s zinc metal sales throughout Europe.

Having spent the last 15 years in sales and marketing management, Ryff most recently worked for three years as European Marketing and Communication Manager for INVISTA Resins & Fibres in Hattersheim, Germany, a leader in plastic manufacturing. Ryff may be contacted at stephane.ryff@votorantim.at.