Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> April 9, 2001

Rhys Best – Lone Star Technologies Inc (lss)

RHYS J. BEST is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lone Star Technologies, Inc. Mr. Best was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lone Star Steel Company from 1989 until he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Lone Star Technologies in August 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in June 1998. He assumed the additional duties of Chairman in January 1999. Mr. Best began his career in banking in Dallas and later worked for a major New York bank. In 1982, he joined First City Bank Corporation. When he became President, First City Dallas was the fourth largest bank in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Mr. Best graduated from the University of North Texas with a BBA, and earned an MBA at Southern Methodist University. He is Chairman of Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and he is a Director of Maguire Energy Institute. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of Lone Star

Technologies, Incorporated, and then a profile of the company as it is


Mr. Best: Lone Star Technologies is a management