Ruffner Page has been named O’Neal Industries’ next president and chief operating officer, effective June 1. He has served on the company’s board since 2016.
Page retired from McWane Inc., a global manufacturing business with operations in iron pipe, valves and hydrants, fire suppression, waterworks fittings, technology and more, in 1999 as president. He also previously served as executive vice president of National Bank of Commerce, a subsidiary of Alabama National Bancorporation, from 1989 until 1994.
“Ruffner’s knowledge, experience and passion for our company will be a tremendous asset to an already strong leadership team, propelling us in becoming an even more successful organization as we move into our second century of industry leadership,” says Craft O’Neal, chairman and CEO of O’Neal Industries.
O’Neal Industries is composed of nine brands and generated sales of $2.8 billion in 2021, according to the company. Subsidiaries are G&L Tube, Leeco Steel, O’Neal Manufacturing Services, O’Neal Steel, Stainless Tubular Products, Slice of Stainless, TW Metals and United Performance Metals. The company has 70 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Page also is a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is active on several boards in the Birmingham area, including as vice chairman of the board for Southern Research. He also serves on the board of South State Bank and as a trustee for the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
O’Neal Industries celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2021.