CHARLES SCHMITT, President, SSAB Americas
Chuck Schmitt is president of SSAB Americas, a leading supplier of plate in North America. Schmitt began his career in the steel industry with U.S. Steel’s management trainee program in 1985. In 1990, he joined IPSCO as the Midwest sales manager and held various roles within the organization including government affairs and overseeing the company’s southern business division.
After the 2007 acquisition of IPSCO by SSAB, Schmitt was promoted to Vice President and in July 2011, Schmitt was promoted to SSAB’s Group Executive Committee and appointed president of the SSAB Americas business division. In his current role, he is responsible for directing all commercial and operational activities, as well as the overall financial performance for the Americas. He was Chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute in 2015 and sits on the Board of Directors for Metals Service Center Institute.
A fourth-generation steelmaker, Schmitt received his B.B.A. from the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas in 1984.