Executive Management

 

Stephen Armstrong

President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Armstrong, President and CEO, is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering.

Stephen began his career at BellSouth where he spent 10 years in various operations, finance, marketing, strategic pricing and management roles.  While at BellSouth, he earned an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He joined O’Neal Steel in 2006 as Financial Planning & Analysis Manager.  He was promoted to Manager of Sales & Marketing Analysis in 2008, which entailed heavy involvement in our pricing process.  In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of Administration which ultimately included responsibility for Accounting, Credit, Information Services, Human Resources, Analytics and Strategic Planning.  In 2012 Stephen was named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and held that position until his recent promotion in 2014 to President and CEO.

Stephen is a member of the Junior Board of Directors for the Birmingham Zoo, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board of Directors, UAB Collat School of Business Advisory Committee and Children's Hospital Committee for the Future - Class of 2008, along with other industry and philanthropic organizations.

 

Suzanne Lane

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne Lane, Vice President and Corporate Controller, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Suzanne joined O’Neal in 2010 as Director of Financial Reporting with responsibility for all holding company-level financial reporting and analysis. She became Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2012 with responsibility for banking and credit relationships as well as treasury and cash management activities. Prior to joining O’Neal, Suzanne was Director of Hedge Fund Valuation and Analysis for Harbert Management Corporation. Before that, she worked as a Senior Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Suzanne currently serves on the Board of Vulcan Park Foundation and has served on the Junior Board of Directors of the YWCA of Central Alabama.

 

Mitchell Harrison

Vice President of Operations

Mitchell Harrison, Vice President of Operations, is a native of Lexington, KY. He began his career in the metals industry with Shelby Steel (later acquired by O’Neal Steel) in 1978. He then moved to a sales role in Nitro, WV before taking an office manager's position in Louisville. He transferred to Greensboro in 1989.

In 1995, Mitchell moved to Birmingham to manage the Corporate Processing Department. He returned to Greensboro in 2000 as Assistant General Manager with responsibilities in both operations and sales.  In 2005, he became the General Manager of Greensboro. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations. In this position, Mitchell is responsible for providing assistance and oversight to O’Neal Steel’s operations through best practices, safety programs, quality programs, operational process improvement (lean), operations technology and corporate processing sales support. 

 

Jodi Parnell

Vice President of Supply Chain Management

Jodi Parnell, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, is a native of Birmingham, AL, and holds a degree in Marketing from The University of Alabama.

Jodi began her career in the metals industry in 1998 at Tuscaloosa Steel (now Nucor-Tuscaloosa).  Jodi began her career in the metals industry in 1998 at a steel mill located in Alabama.  Her career at O’Neal began in 1999 as a Product Specialist in Purchasing for carbon plate and flat rolled products.  In 2012 Jodi was promoted to Director of Purchasing for carbon products, and accepted her current role as Vice President Supply Chain Management in 2013.  Jodi currently serves on the Board of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is active with the MSCI and is a member of AWMI.  

 

 

Jeff Stephen

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

 Jeff Stephen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and holds a B.S.degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

He began his career with Shelby Steel (later acquired by O’Neal Steel) in 1978 at the Ft. Wayne location.  He has held roles of increasing responsibility, including Inside Sales Representative, Outside Sales Representative, Outside Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Assistant General Manager, and in 2003, General Manager of the Fort Wayne location. In 2010, Stephen joined the corporate sales group as Director of Sales, National Accounts. He was promoted to his current role in 2012.  Jeff is responsible for product development, pricing strategies, development of sales processes and procedures, and overall management of customer relationships. 

 

Steve Coulter

Regional Vice President of the Southwest Region

Steve Coulter, Regional Vice President of the Southwest region, is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a B.S. degree in Business Management.

Although a native of Ohio, Steve now considers himself a Texan since he has lived in the Dallas area since 1967. He came to O’Neal Steel in 1993 as an Inside Sales Representative in Dallas. Since then he has held the positions of Office Manager, Sales Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, and Regional Manager. 

 

 

Gary Gray

Regional Vice President of the Southern Region

Gary Gray, Regional Vice President of the Southern Region, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama.

He began his career in 1976 in the Birmingham warehouse, and moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1985 as Plant Superintendent. In 1990, he moved back to Birmingham for six years before moving to Jackson again as General Manager. In 2008, Gary returned to Birmingham as General Manager. He was promoted to Regional Manager of the Southeast in 2011, and Regional Vice President of the Southern region in 2012. 

 

 

Jeff Robertson

Regional Vice President of the Midwest Region

Jeff Robertson, Regional Vice President of the Midwest region, is a native of Galveston, Indiana, and a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

He joined O’Neal in 1996 as a Sales Manager, and then became District Manager in 1998. In 2009, Jeff became the General Manager of the Shelbyville location. He was named Regional Manager of the Midwest in 2011, and Regional Vice President of the region in 2012.

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