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Olympic Steel Inc (ZEUS.OQ)

ZEUS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Siegal

64 2001 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David Wolfort

64 2016 President, Director

Richard Marabito

53 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Donald McNeeley

62 2011 Director, President, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Tube and Iron Company

Andrew Greiff

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

James Post

2017 Regional Vice President and General Manager

Richard Manson

48 2013 Vice President, Treasurer

Chris Garrett

2017 Vice President of IT – Flat Rolled

Steven Wasil

2017 Vice President – Specialty Metals

Kevin Miller

2017 General Manager - Cleveland Division

David Stires

2017 General Manager - Iowa Division

Arthur Anton

59 2009 Independent Director

Ralph Della Ratta

63 2004 Independent Director

Howard Goldstein

64 2004 Independent Director

Dirk Kempthorne

65 2010 Independent Director

Michael Rippey

60 2015 Independent Director

Matthew Dennis

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Siegal

Mr. Michael D. Siegal is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Siegal has served on the board of directors of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company. He also serves on the board of directors of the Development Corporation of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Mr. Siegal has previously served on the board of directors of the Metals Service Center Institute, or MSCI, a metals industry trade association, University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. He also previously served as the Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of North America and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. With over 30 years of executive experience at the Company, Mr. Siegal possesses proven managerial skills and firsthand knowledge of nearly every aspect of the Company’s business operations.

David Wolfort

Mr. David A. Wolfort is President, Director of the Company. Mr. Wolfort serves as a member of the United States Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Steel. He previously served on the board of directors of the MSCI and was a past Chairman of both the MSCI Political Action Committee and the MSCI Government Affairs Committee. He is a Trustee and Chair of Ohio University Board of Trustees and a Trustee of the Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra).

Richard Marabito

Mr. Richard T. Marabito is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined us in 1994 as Corporate Controller and served in this capacity until being named Chief Financial Officer in March 2000. He also served as Treasurer from 1994 through 2002 and again from 2010 through 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Marabito served as Corporate Controller for a publicly traded wholesale distribution company and was employed by a national accounting firm in its audit department. Mr. Marabito is a Governance board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and also serves as the Chair of its Northeast Ohio regional board. Mr. Marabito serves on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a Vice Chair and Executive Committee member of the Metals Service Center Institute and is a past Chair of its Foundation for Education and Research.

Donald McNeeley

Dr. Donald R. McNeeley, Jr., is Director of Olympic Steel Inc., and President, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Tube and Iron Company., a subsidiary of the Company. He has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Chicago Tube & Iron Company, or CTI, a fabricator of metal tubing, pipe, bar, valves and fittings and pressure parts that is now a subsidiary of the Company. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. Mr. McNeeley serves on the board of directors of Vail Rubber Industries, a manufacturer of industrial roll coverings, and Saulsbury Industries, an engineering and construction company to heavy-industrial markets. He is also the Chair of the audit committee of Saulsbury Industries. Mr. McNeeley is a former Chairman of the MSCI. Mr. McNeeley’s years of experience at CTI, as well as his academic background, provide a wealth of knowledge regarding the steel pipe and tubing industry, making him a valuable member of the Board. for Monetary Research in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Andrew Greiff

Mr. Andrew S. Greiff is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He previously served as President, Specialty Metals from 2011 to 2016 after having joined us in 2009 as Vice President of Specialty Metals. Prior thereto, Mr. Greiff spent 24 years in various positions within the steel industry and served as the President and CEO of his own steel trading company. Mr. Greiff serves on the board of Hawken School and the MSCI Specialty Metals Product Council.

James Post

Mr. James D. Post is Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Company. Post joined Olympic Steel in 2016 as General Manager, Commercial – Northeast and was promoted in 2017 to General Manager of the Chambersburg facility. Previously, he worked for American Steel and Aluminum LLC, Patriot Metals LLC and Kloeckner Metals Corporation holding various sales, operations and senior management positions. Post attended The University of Maine in Orono, Maine where he studied civil engineering. He also was a participant in the Metals Service Center Institute's Strategic Metals Management program at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Richard Manson

Mr. Richard A. Manson is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He served as our Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. From January 2003 through March 2010, he served as our Treasurer and Corporate Controller. From 1996 through 2002, he served as our Director of Taxes and Risk Management. Prior to joining us, Mr. Manson was employed for seven years by a national accounting firm in its tax department. Mr. Manson is a Board Member and the Treasurer of the West Side Catholic Center. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Association. Mr. Manson is a certified public accountant and member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Chris Garrett

Mr. Chris Garrett has been appointed as Vice President of IT – Flat Rolled of the Company. Mr. Garrett joined Olympic Steel in 1995 and began working in IT operations at the Detroit division. He progressed through numerous IT roles with increasing responsibility, including MIS Manager, before being named Director of Information Services in 2013. Since then, he has been focusing on solution management, software development, quality assurance, business intelligence, and eCommerce. Garrett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a concentration in integrated supply chain and operations management. He also serves on the research committee for the Metals Service Center Institute, and on a chapter board for the Northeast Ohio Society for Information Management.

Steven Wasil

Mr. Steven R. Wasil is Vice President – Specialty Metals of the Company. Mr. Wasil brings more than 25 years of metals industry experience to Olympic Steel, with an emphasis on specialty metals. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President North America at ThyssenKrupp Materials NA (formerly Acciai Speciali Terni (AST)). In that role, he helped re-launch AST's brand in North America focusing on premium anti-fingerprint and other surface critical applications. He began his career as a buyer for Fullerton Metals. In 1993, he transitioned to sales at Outokumpu (formerly ThyssenKrupp Stainless), Mexico's sole manufacturer of stainless steel cold rolled flat products. There, he advanced through business development roles with increasing responsibility and was named National Sales Director in 2008. During his tenure, Outokumpu became the largest importer of stainless steel products into the U.S., and the recognized industry leader serving residential appliance and commercial food service equipment manufacturers. Mr. Wasil earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and a Bachelor of Science degree in general studies with a focus on political science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Kevin Miller

Mr. Kevin L. Miller serves as General Manager - Cleveland Division of the Company. Miller started his career with Olympic Steel as an intern in the corporate accounting department and subsequently progressed to increasingly responsible positions including Division Controller, Purchasing and Materials Manager, and Sales Manager for the Cleveland Division. Miller has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

David Stires

Mr. David Stires is General Manager - Iowa Division of the Company. Mr. Stires was the President of True Position Manufacturing Inc., a metal manufacturing and fabrication company in Davenport, Iowa. There he managed all aspects of the company's operations and had full profit and loss responsibility for the business. Prior to that position, Stires worked for Olympic Steel from 2013 to 2016 as Operations Manager at the Bettendorf facility. Prior to entering the steel industry Stires served eight years in the U.S. Army. During his service, he attained the position of Captain, Field Artillery and received several commendations, including the Bronze Star Medal. Stires earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in economics from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. His studies included a concentration in civil engineering.

Arthur Anton

Mr. Arthur F. Anton is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Anton has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Swagelok Company, a fluid systems technologies company. Since 1998, Mr. Anton has served in the following positions at the Swagelok Company: President and Chief Operating Officer, from 2001 to 2004; Executive Vice President, from 2000 to 2001; and Chief Financial Officer, from 1998 to 2000. He is a former Partner of Ernst & Young LLP, a professional services organization. Since 2006, Mr. Anton has served on the board of directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a paint coatings manufacturer. He also serves on the board of directors of University Hospitals of Cleveland and Forest City Real Estate Trust, Inc., a national real estate company. As the head of a large private corporation, Mr. Anton provides valuable insight into the successful operation of a business, which serves him well as a member of the Board, Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. As a former partner at Ernst & Young LLP, the Chair of the audit committee of The Sherwin-Williams Company and a member of the audit committee of Forest City Real Estate Trust, Inc., Mr. Anton possesses a detailed understanding of accounting principles and practice.

Ralph Della Ratta

Mr. Ralph M. Della Ratta, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Della Ratta was the Senior Managing Director and Manager of the Investment Banking Division of McDonald Investments, Inc., an investment banking firm, and through a 1998 merger with KeyCorp, he served in the same capacity. Mr. Della Ratta serves on the board of directors of Western Reserve Partners LLC and TCP International Holdings Ltd. Mr. Della Ratta previously served on the board of McCormack Advisors International, a wealth management firm, and NDI, Inc., a medical investment company.

Howard Goldstein

Mr. Howard L. Goldstein, CPA., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Goldstein was the Managing Director of Mallah Furman, a certified public accounting firm, and had been a Senior Partner for over 25 years. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Board of Accounting, the New Jersey Board of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Goldstein also serves as Vice Chair of the U.S. Board of Directors of Israel Bonds. As a certified public accountant, Mr. Goldstein’s broad knowledge and deep understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations make him a valuable asset as a member of the Board and the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Dirk Kempthorne

Honorable Governor Dirk A. Kempthorne is Independent Director of the Company. He also served as the 49th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Kempthorne has served as the President of The Kempthorne Group, a consulting firm, since 2009 and has served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Council of Life Insurers, an insurance industry trade association, since 2010. Since 2009, Mr. Kempthorne has also served on the board of directors of FMC Corporation, a global chemical company. With his commitment to public service and his recognized national leadership, Mr. Kempthorne provides important contributions and insights as a member of the Board and as Chairman of the Nominating Committee as we execute our strategic growth initiatives.

Michael Rippey

Mr. Michael G. Rippey is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Senior Advisor to Nippon Steel USA, a steel-making company. Mr. Rippey served as Chairman of ArcelorMittal USA, a steel and mining company, from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Rippey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal USA from 2006 to 2014. From 1984 to 2006, he held various positions at Inland Steel and Ispat Inland, predecessor companies to ArcelorMittal USA. Mr. Rippey currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Children’s Home + Aid, the American Iron & Steel Institute, where he had also served as past Chairman of the Board, and the National Association of Manufacturers. He is also a member of the Dean’s Council and an Alumni Fellow at Indiana University.

Matthew Dennis