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Former Big River Exec Bula Joins Union Partners

Written by Sandy Williams

Union Partners has appointed former Big River Steel executive Mark Bula as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development.

Bula served as Big River Steel’s chief commercial officer for six years helping to launch the company, developing their go-to-market strategy and directly managing all functional leaders. He exited the company in May 2018 and has received industry-wide recognition for his efforts at BRS.

In his new role, Bula will be responsible for managing and facilitating the growth strategy for Union Partners and their family of companies.

“Mark Bula is a key addition to the Union Partners team,” said Union Partners co-founders Chris Hutter and Paul Douglass. “His reputation in the industry is second to none and his innovative and forward-thinking approach will be instrumental to our strategy moving forward.”

Speaking about his new role, Bula said, “I look forward to the value I will bring to the Union Partners team. My experience gained from years in the industry along with my entrepreneurial mindset pairs me well with the company and their values. I am excited for what the future holds.”

Union Partners, based in Chicago, is a full-service metals and logistic company. It has assembled a large chain of service centers in the past several years, including its acquisition of Contractors Steel in Livonia, Mich., last May. 

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