Gretchen Sterling has a New Role: Director, Supply Chain Accounting

Gretchen Sterling

Gretchen Sterling is tackling a big, new job

Congratulations to Gretchen Sterling, who has recently accepted the newly created role of Director, Supply Chain Accounting.  Reporting to Frank Ruane, Vice President Purchasing & Material Management, Gretchen will help General Managers maximize the return on assets in support of our sales agreements and to analyze and report on the overall supply chain positions for those agreements.

She will be tackling a big job. Sales agreements controlling business other than spot transactions represent nearly a billion dollars of the revenue for Olympic Steel’s Carbon and Specialty businesses. Gretchen will raise our focus on this category of sales and will initiate plans to drive steady profitability for Olympic Steel.

Gretchen’s knowledge and experience have prepared her well for this new opportunity. She joined Olympic Steel in 2011 and has held several roles of increasing responsibility. Since April 2015, she has been a key contributor in the overall growth and success of the Specialty Metals segment as the Director of Strategic Sourcing for Specialty Metals. Gretchen also held various financial management positions at Ernst & Young and Hawk Corporation earlier in her career. Matt Pinto has assumed Gretchen’s previous Specialty Metals Strategic Sourcing role.

Gretchen said she will never forget Rick Marabito’s comments to her when she first joined Olympic Steel in 2011. He said, “If you have a desire to do something different and your skills match the Company’s needs, the opportunity to create a diverse career path at Olympic Steel exists.”

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