Combined Metals, Vice President Commercial - Stainless Steel
In April 2021, Don was appointed as Vice President Commercial – Stainless Steel for Combined Metals.
Don’s career spans over 38 years in the special metals industry of North America. Starting in the early 1980’s as a computer programmer for Allegheny Ludlum, now known as ATI, Don worked his way into outside sales, marketing/product management and regional sales management at ATI before taking a job as Director of Marketing for Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals in 2000. He played a key role in leading Ulbirch’s online sales and marketing initiatives as well as developing a corporate sales strategy to manage multi-location customers that bought from multiple divisions. In 2013 he accepted the position of Sales Vice President for Gibbs Wire and Steel. In addition to sales, Don managed three Gibbs service center facilities (Texas, California and Mexico).
Don has worked his entire career in the specialty steel industry with added focus on narrower widths and lighter gauge products. Having work experience with a fully integrated melting mill, a precision re-roller and a multi-location service center, he brings a unique perspective to the industry.