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PGI Steel Names New Chairman, CEO, President and VP of Operations – Birmingham Business Journal


A Birmingham-based steel company has made several promotions, including a new chairman, CEO and president.

Precision Grinding Inc., which does business as PGI Steel, has named Miles Cunningham chairman and Andrew “Andy” Cunningham CEO. The company also named Russ Chambliss president and Lee Higginbotham as vice president of operations for Oxmoor.

The Cunningham family and Bill Cabaniss helped forge PGI’s expansion to become a full-service steel plate processing company. Miles Cunningham has served as CEO since 2006 and will continue to play an integral role as chairman as his brother, Andy, takes the reins as CEO.

“The PGI Steel Leadership Team has the utmost confidence in Andy’s ability to build on our solid foundation of producing quality steel plate products for our customers,” the company said in a statement.

Chambliss joined PGI in 2016 as CFO.

“Russ’s extensive background and proven results in corporate finance accelerated PGI’s growth trajectory and helped shape the landscape for PGI’s future,” Cunningham said. “Russ’s broad experience in the industry, coupled with his enthusiasm for the business, will enable him to lead PGI Steel successfully in the future.”

Higginbotham has a deep knowledge of leadership development, efficient process implementation, continuous improvement and cultural excellence. In addition to responsibility for all aspects of PGI’s Oxmoor operations, Higginbotham is also responsible for safety, quality and logistics. He led PGI Steel through the organization’s first ISO 9001:2015 certification, solidifying the organization’s reputation for producing high quality, custom steel parts.

The company has two steel processing facilities that total nearly 150,000 square feet.



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