Executive Management

Stephen Armstrong

President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering.

He began his career at BellSouth where he spent 10 years in various operations 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 a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager. Over the course of six years, Stephen was promoted to various management positions at O’Neal Steel including: Manager of Sales & Marketing Analysis; Vice President of Administration; and, Vice President and CFO. In 2014, he accepted the role as 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 is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Prior to joining O’Neal Steel, Suzanne was a Senior Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and a Director of Hedge Fund Valuation and Analysis for Harbert Management Corporation. Suzanne joined O’Neal Steel in 2010 as Director of Financial Reporting. In 2012, she became Vice President and Corporate Controller. 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 is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. In 1978, he began his career in the metals industry with Shelby Steel (later acquired by O’Neal Steel). He then moved to a sales role in Nitro, West Virginia before taking an office manager's position in Louisville, Kentucky. He transferred to Greensboro, North Carolina in 1989.

In 1995, Mitchell moved to Birmingham to manage the Corporate Processing Department. He returned to Greensboro in 2000 as Assistant General Manager. In 2005, he became the General Manager of Greensboro. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations. 

Jodi Parnell

Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Business Development

 

Jodi is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, 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). Her career at O’Neal Steel started 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.  

Tate Forrester

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

 

Tate Forrester

Tate is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with degrees in economics, Spanish, and managerial studies. He also received his MBA from the University of Texas.

Tate joined O’Neal Steel in 2009 and has held multiple operational and commercial roles since, including management positions at TAD Metals, CHRG Metals, and United Performance Metals – all O’Neal Industries portfolio companies. Most recently, Tate was the Director of Corporate Development at O’Neal Industries, parent company of O’Neal Steel. In July 2017, he began his new role at O’Neal Steel as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

 

 

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