Klein Steel Taps Industry Veteran from Chatham Steel
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Klein Steel Service announced that Mike Young will assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer effective February 26, 2018. Mike Young has nearly four decades of steel service center experience and has held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Chatham Steel in Savannah, Georgia for over eleven years. Prior to being COO at Chatham Steel, he held Division Manager and Executive positions with Chatham Steel for fourteen years. Joe Klein will continue his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to focus on Klein Steel’s business vision and strategy.
“Klein Steel is on an exciting path to continued growth and success,” said Joe Klein, Chairman. “With a record growth rate of 21% in 2017 revenues, Mike Young’s role as President and Chief Operating Officer will allow us to meet our continued ambitious growth plans, improve our services and delivery to customers, and continue to be the best steel service center in the world.”
“I am excited to lead Klein Steel at such a pivotal time in the Company’s history,” said Mike Young. Joe Klein and the management team has built a group of talented people that will be the best that I have ever worked with. I look forward to working with Klein Steel’s team members, customers, suppliers and the communities it serves to identify and advance Klein Steel in the marketplace.”
American Metal Market named Klein Steel, Rochester, NY as the best Service Center of the Year in its Steel Excellence Awards held in June, 2017. According to the AMM, Klein Steel demonstrated best practices to achieve outstanding results. They embody best-in-class practices as measured by global standards. Klein Steel was selected as the best Service Center of the Year from over 500 entries.