Partner & President
National Kwikmetal Service
Steve is a 1970 graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. He worked as a Sales Engineer for Westinghouse Corporation and started their quick ship motor control center program in Chicago.
In 1977 Steve began attending night school at the John Marshall Law School. He graduated and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1980. Steve then worked as a Patent Attorney in a small litigation firm in Chicago, specializing in mechanical patents and trademarks.
In 1985 Steve started working at Combined Metals as General Manager. Steve then graduated from the University of Chicago MBA program in 1986 and started National Knife & Supply in 1989. In 1991, Steve established National Kwikmetal Service (NKS) from National Knife & Supply. Throughout his career, Steve has been involved in manufacturing and industrial distribution. Today, after more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry, Steve plays an active role in day-to-day activity of the business, as well as charting a path for the continued growth of the company.