Bull Moose Tube CEO Tom Modrowski passes away; Krupinski named interim chief

Written by Ethan Bernard

Bull Moose Tube (BMT) CEO Tom Modrowski passed away “suddenly and unexpectedly” on March 18.

“The entire organization offers condolences to Tom’s wife, daughters, grandchildren, and the entire Modrowski family,” Bull Moose, part of the Caparo Group, said in a statement on LinkedIn on Monday.

“He will be missed by many, in every corner of the steel industry and beyond,” the statement added.

Modrowski spent almost 40 years in the steel industry. Ten of those years were spent with Esmark – as chief operating officer and EVP of Esmark Inc. and president and CEO of Esmark Steel Group.

Esmark also offered its condolences on the passing of a “steel operational mastermind.”

Modrowski “was a close and dear friend to us all,” commented Esmark Inc. founder and chairman James Bouchard in a statement. “It’s been a privilege to know him, not only for his fearless leadership and vision in steel making, but for his compassionate friendship and contagious joy. He will be deeply missed.”

Interim CEO

BMT said current CFO John Krupinski has been named interim CFO and CEO.

Prior to arriving at BMT in 2020, Krupinski, a CPA, served as the CEO and CFO at Jame Roll Form Products, and also held CFO positions at a variety of metals industry companies.

“I am honored to step into the interim CEO role, carry on what Tom Modrowski built, and lead one of the most capable teams in the industry,” Krupinski said in a separate statement dated March 20.

The steel tube maker has eight plants, seven in the US and one in Canada.

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