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Eric Riddle, Chief Technology Officer
Eric Riddle, Chief Technology Officer

BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 1, 2023 – O’Neal Steel names a new Chief Technology Officer, Eric Riddle.

Over the past 24 years, Eric has led and been a part of technology teams across a variety of industries including Engineering, Construction, IT Services, and Industrial Distribution. As Chief Technology Officer, he will lead the O’Neal Steel team as they work to advance a technology strategy and leverage his experience with business process automation to develop applications that align resources with the goals and initiatives of the company.

“We are delighted that Eric is joining O’Neal Steel and believe his experience and skillset is what we need to further our digital transformation and continue our strong pattern of growth,” said Andria Cleghorn, Chief Financial Officer.

Most recently, Eric was Vice President of IT Governance and Operations for Motion Industries where he managed a broad portfolio of IT departments and led the team that made the largest acquisition and integration in Motion Industries history.

Eric is a graduate of Annapolis and served in the Navy on two US warships (USS Chancellorsville and USS Harry S. Truman). He has an MBA in Finance from Rice University.


About O’Neal Steel

O’Neal Steel, now in its 102nd year of operation and an O’Neal Industries affiliate, supplies a wide range of carbon and alloy steel, stainless steel, and aluminum products for companies nationwide. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, O’Neal Steel has 18 strategically located distribution centers throughout the country that offer inventory and value-added processing capabilities tailored to market needs, all while providing high levels of customer service. O’Neal Steel’s industry-leading online platform, PRONTO®, provides continuous access to inventory, pricing, ordering, and account management. For more information, visit www.onealsteel.com.

About O’Neal Industries

O’Neal Industries (ONI), is the nation’s largest family-owned network of metals service centers and component and tube manufacturing businesses. Composed of nine leading brands and generating sales of an estimated $3.5 billion in 2022, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 70 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.onealind.com.  

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