North American Steel Alliance Announces Hiring of New President in Planned Leadership Transition


NCBA CLUSA member and 2016 National Purchasing Cooperatives Conference participant North American Steel Alliance (NASA) recently announced it will transition to new leadership in October. NCBA CLUSA’s annual National Purchasing Cooperatives Conference is an opportunity to introduce the organization’s incoming top executive Michael Wagner to key players in the purchasing cooperative sector. NASA’s press release announcing Wagner’s hiring follows: 

The North American Steel Alliance Succession Planning Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of a new president of the cooperative. As previously announced, North American Steel Alliance’s President and CEO Lonnie Terry and Vice President Miles Donovan are retiring effective May 1, 2017. After months of screening, interviewing and meetings the NASA Board of Directors has selected a new leader for our organization. Michael Wagner will join our team October 1, 2016. He will help in the transition of leadership duties over the following seven months working closely with Terry and Donovan and the entire NASA Staff and Community.

Wagner’s background has consisted of 30 years of Steel Industry Sales and Management experience. He began his career with Bethlehem Steel and has worked with SeverCorr, Essar Algoma, Nucor and Birmingham Steel as well as more recent experiences as a Business Consultant on steel-related projects. Wagner, along with the existing NASA Staff, are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to continue to guide the co-op in the strategic direction that has been implemented by Terry and Donovan so successfully over the past 20 years. Wagner is scheduled to assume the duties of president on May 1, 2017.

Incorporated in November of 1996, the North American Steel Alliance is a member-owned purchasing cooperative serving the metals distribution industry. Today, NASA is comprised of 118 independently operated steel service centers throughout the U.S. and Canada with over 360 distribution and processing facilities. Collectively, NASA represents annual revenues exceeding $9 billion.

NASA’s primary business focus is to strategically link its independently-owned member companies with the highest quality preferred suppliers, both metal and operational, to create unique opportunities increasing profitability and ensuring ongoing success. Beginning in 2007 and continuing through the current year, the National Cooperative Business Association recognized North American Steel Alliance as one of the top 10 purchasing cooperatives in North America, based on total dollars purchased through preferred suppliers.

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