Board of Directors

John Scheel


Mr. Scheel has served as a director since September 2006 and our Vice Chairman since December 2016. From August 2006 to February 2013, Mr. Scheel was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Scheel is a principal of, and also currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer, of Pinnacle Steel.  He served as the plant manager for the Company’s former subsidiary Kentucky Electric Steel’s (“KES”) steel mini-mill in Ashland, Kentucky (the “Mill”) and managed the operations of KES on our behalf from January 2004 until its sale in February 2013 to Optima Specialty Steel (“Optima”). Following such sale, Mr. Scheel not only continued to manage the Mill for Optima as its general manager, but also managed the melt shop and caster for Warren Steel Holdings EAF in Warren, Ohio, which was also managed by Optima. Prior to joining Pinnacle Steel, Mr. Scheel held various positions of increased responsibility at AK Steel, Nucor Corporation, and Birmingham Steel Management. Mr. Scheel holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Xavier University.