Kenwal Steel names new chairman, CEO

DEARBORN—Kenwal Steel, a flat-rolled, full-service steel service center, has named Stephen Eisenberg chairman and CEO. Eisenberg is now the company’s majority shareholder.

Eisenberg’s appointment marks the third generation of Eisenberg family leadership. Kenwal Steel was founded by Stephen Eisenberg’s grandfather, Sol Eisenberg, in Detroit in 1947. Stephen Eisenberg succeeds his father, Kenneth Eisenberg, who led the company for the past 50 years.

Stephen Eisenberg. Kenwal Steel photo.

“I am profoundly privileged to assume the helm of the company I love. It is an honor to lead the exceptional men and women who have helped make Kenwal Steel a critical part of manufacturing across the nation,” said Stephen Eisenberg. “The legacy of my father and grandfather taught me the importance of fostering and honoring the partnerships we have formed with our customers and mills; as well as those with our employees, who remain our most vital resource.”

Stephen Eisenberg joined Kenwal in 1992, assuming the head of the company’s Gary, Ind. location in 1996. Under his direction, that location tripled its sales over the next five years, leading to the opening of a new service center in Burns Harbor, Ind. in 2004.

Eisenberg also serves on the University of Michigan Depression Center National Advisory Board and is a board member of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Kenwal Steel provides a large variety of different grades and types of flat rolled steel products to customers in the automotive and manufacturing industries. Kenwal has locations in Dearborn, Burns Harbor, Ind. and Lebanon, Tenn., and offices in Canada and Mexico.

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