U.S. metals distributor and service center Olympic Steel Inc. promoted David Gea as president of its Carbon Flat Rolled Division.
Gea joined Olympic Steel in 2002 and has progressed through roles of increasing commercial and leadership responsibility, the company said, including most recently serving as regional VP for Olympic’s carbon flat rolled business in the southeastern U.S.
“Dave has had a significant impact on our business throughout his career,” Olympic President and CEO Andrew Greiff said. “His role in growing key commercial accounts and the positive strategic effect and cultural influence he’s exhibited have all distinguished him as an effective leader.”
Gea provided strategic leadership for the safe, profitable, and sustainable growth of Olympic Steel’s carbon flat rolled business segment, which represents approximately 50% of the Cleveland-based service center’s revenue mix.
“Dave’s experience, outstanding performance record and ability to develop both the people on his teams and relationships within our industry will be assets in his new role,” Greiff added. “The fresh perspective and thoughtful, structured approach he’s applied to leading several of our facilities have been transformative. We’re excited to support his vision as he continues to execute on our mission to deliver profitable growth.”
Gea holds a BA in communications and media studies from Ohio State University and completed the Strategic Metals Management Program (SMMP) offered through the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) and Washington University in St. Louis. He previously served as a board member for the MSCI’s Northeast Ohio chapter.
By David Schollaert, David@SteelMarketUpdate.com
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