Professional History

Rhys Best has been an independent director on Austin Industries’ Board of Directors since 2007. He is the former Chairman, CEO and President of Lone Star Technologies, a company engaged in producing and marketing steel, tubular products to the energy, industrial, automotive and power generation industries. Mr. Best was with Lone Star Technologies until it was acquired by United States Steel Corporation in 2007. Mr. Best has been engaged in private investments since 2007. He is also a director of Cabot Oil and Gas, Commercial Metals Company, MRC Global and Trinity Industries. He is an active member in a number of civic and community organizations.


Mr. Best earned a B.B.A. from the University of North Texas and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.