Member Since February 2023
John Ganem is the CEO of Kloeckner Metals Corporation since January 2018. Ganem transitioned to CEO from the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Purchasing where he managed a procurement organization with an annual spend in excess of $2.5 billion. His responsibilities included long-term strategic planning, networking capital management, supplier relationships, and the development of supply chain efficiencies through digital innovation. Ganem held the same position with Macsteel Service Centers USA prior to Kloeckner’s acquisition of the company in 2011. He started his career at LTV Steel in 1991 as an automotive account manager before joining Macsteel International Corporation as Vice President, Flat Products Trading in 1996. Ganem has served on the Kloeckner Metals Corporation Board of Directors since 2014. Ganem was also appointed to the Management Board of parent company Klöckner & Co as of August 1, 2019. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds degrees in both Business Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management.
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Kloeckner Metals Corporation
Kloeckner Metals Corporation is one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies. As a pioneer of the digital transformation in the steel industry, Kloeckner Metals' target is to fully digitalize the supply and service chain.