George P. Stoe was named COO of Worthington Industries in December of 2005. He joined the company in 2003 as president of Worthington Cylinders. Stoe began his career in the aluminum industry and served in a variety of sales, manufacturing and executive roles with Howmet Aluminum and Alumax, Inc. that culminated with his election to the board of directors of Alumax Inc. in 1996. Stoe has been very active in the international business arena, with a special emphasis on Japan, during his tenure with Alumax, Inc. In 1997, Stoe was named chief operating officer of Wise Metals Group and president of Wise Alloys, a large aluminum rolling mill complex in Northwest Alabama. Stoe was named president of Zinc Corporation of America in 2000, until he joined Worthington in 2003.