Industrial Metal Supply Co., one of the largest distributors of raw metals in the Southwest, announced that David Pace has been named President effective immediately. As President, Pace will have responsibility for the Company's strategic direction and growth initiatives. He will report directly to Chairman of the Board and owner Neil Sherman.

Pace is a 23 year veteran of Industrial Metal Supply and since 2004 has served as the COO overseeing all branch operations. During his tenure as COO he has been instrumental in the company's robust growth, including the additions of Phoenix, Riverside and Tucson locations which used both acquisition and green field strategies to extend service throughout Southern California and Arizona. Pace began his industry training at Ryerson Steel, and is extremely well versed in metal industry practices including an extensive sales and operational background.  He has also held leadership positions with The Metals Service Center Institute and currently serves on the Aluminum Council.

"As anyone who has worked directly with David knows, he is a very dedicated and hard-working team player," said Neil Sherman. "He brings an amazing amount of energy and creativity to the table and I could not be more pleased about his appointment to this critical role."

Dave Cohen, who will report to Pace, will assume the COO role immediately.