Throughout more than a century of building superior quality steel products, our leadership has consistently worked with employees to engineer Stelco’s operations around a changing marketplace and the evolving needs of customers.
Working closely with leadership teams in partner sectors, Stelco leaders analyze the latest data and industry forecasts to understand and innovate on the requirements of the automotive, construction, infrastructure, agriculture, appliance, manufacturing and pipe and tube industries.
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Alan Kestenbaum has extensive investing and operating experience in the natural resources sector as well as a successful track record in turnarounds and restructurings. He currently serves as Executive Chairman and CEO, responsible for our strategic direction and growth initiatives, and previously served as our CEO from July 2017 to February 2019. Mr. Kestenbaum founded Bedrock Industries in 2015, in partnership with Lindsay Goldberg, where he is its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for setting the vision, strategy, investment objectives and providing direction to achieve the strategic objectives of the company.
Mr. Kestenbaum was previously the Executive Chairman and founder of Globe Specialty Metals and Executive Chairman of Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM). Prior to forming Globe Specialty Metals, Mr. Kestenbaum founded Marco International, a leading international metals trader and investor, and led its expansion in North America and around the globe. Prior to founding Marco International, he was employed by Glencore and then Philipp Brothers. In 2019 he became a minority owner and limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. He has a BA in Economics from Yeshiva University and has been involved in numerous educational and communal boards.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Scherzer has been our Chief Financial Officer since March 2020. Mr. Scherzer spent close to 25 years as a metals and mining investment banker focusing primarily on the steel and metals industries, including over 17 years with Credit Suisse in New York and Toronto where he was Head of Americas Metals & Mining in the investment banking department. More recently, he headed the Industrial Materials & Services team in the investment banking group of BNP Paribas in New York. He has been involved with some of the most significant North American and cross-border steel-related transactions over the last 25 years and brings a wealth of steel industry, M&A and capital markets knowledge to Stelco. Mr. Scherzer, who was born and raised in Montreal, attended the University of Western Ontario's Ivey Business School, from which he graduated in 1995 with a B.A. in Honours Business Administration, with distinction.
Chief Operating Officer
Sujit Sanyal has been our Chief Operating Officer since September 2017. Mr. Sanyal is an accomplished senior executive with more than 38 years of management and leadership distinctions in the steel industry. He has a track record of success in achieving revenue, profit and business growth objectives through strategic planning, budgeting, cost and financial control and capital project execution.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sanyal was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada located in Contrecoeur, Quebec. He has held various positions, including General Manager, VP (Operations), and Chief Operating Officer at ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada. Mr. Sanyal holds a Master of Technology degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and completed the Executive Management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.