Ranger Steel Services, LP, the largest independent steel plate
distributor in the United States, today announced that it is proud to
welcome Claus Gundlach as its new Chief Executive Officer effective
February 1. Ranger Steel offers its gratitude and thanks to President
Jeff McPherson, who left the company on January 8, 2019, after a 39-year
Mr. Gundlach brings with him approximately 40 years of experience in the
steel industry. He spent 20 years with Kloeckner & Co International
Trading and Kloeckner Steel Trade where he was responsible for the North
America region. He served his final five years at Kloeckner as
President. Upon Kloeckner’s takeover by Balli Trading London in 2000,
Mr. Gundlach became President of Salzgitter Mannesmann Int’l USA, a
position he held until his resignation in January 2019 to become CEO of
Ranger Steel Services, LP.
His familiarity and professional relationship with Ranger Steel, as well
as both Roy and Ron Whitley, spans decades and is inclusive of numerous
business deals they consummated together.
Ranger Steel Services, LP is pleased and feels it a privilege to have
Mr. Gundlach bring his experience and knowledge of the steel industry to
lead our experienced team in continuing to deliver competitively priced
steel plate to our customers when and where they need it.
About Ranger Steel
Founded in 1958, Houston-based Ranger Steel Services, LP is the largest
privately owned steel plate distributor in the United States. Ranger’s
strategically located distribution centers at the Port of Houston,
Tulsa, Los Angeles Basin and Fort Worth serve a wide variety of
industries, including ship building, energy, transportation, vessel and
heat exchanger, heavy plate fabrication, commercial and industrial
construction, and storage tanks. Visit Ranger Steel at www.rangersteel.com.
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