Rob Thompson — Global Chief Commercial Officer Sims Metal

Rob Thompson joined Sims Limited as the global chief commercial officer for Sims Metal in 2022, with worldwide responsibility for both ferrous and non-ferrous buying and sales.

Prior to joining the company, Rob was the vice president of sales and marketing for Gerdau North America. He has more than 30 years of global metal recycling and steel industry experience. Previously, Rob served as the vice president of raw materials, as well as leading other areas, such as Logistics, Sales and Operations Planning (SOP), and Rebar Fabrication. Earlier in his career, Rob was the global process owner of Metallics for Gerdau Corporation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the director of ferrous trading for Triple M Metals, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Economics.