Barbara R. Smith
President and Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Metals Company
Barbara Smith was appointed president and chief operating officer of Commercial Metals Company (CMC) on 11 January 2017. Smith joined CMC in June 2011 as senior vice president and chief financial officer and was then promoted to the position of chief operating officer in January 2016. She is located at the company headquarters in Irving, Texas, USA. Prior to joining CMC, she served for five years as vice president and chief financial officer for Gerdau Ameristeel in Tampa, Fla. She also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for FARO Technologies Inc. in Orlando, Fla. Her career includes more than 20 years’ service with Alcoa Inc., where she held a variety of leadership positions across various businesses within Alcoa. Smith has served on the board of directors at Minerals Technologies Inc. since May 2011. She has been actively involved in various community organizations and currently serves on the Dallas Board of the American Heart Association. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in accounting, and is also a certified public accountant.