A legacy of quality and excellence
Kenwal Steel has deep roots in manufacturing, supplying the industry with the highest quality flat-rolled steel since its inception in 1947. The Detroit-born company was founded by Sol Eisenberg, whose belief that “Quality has no ceiling” still exemplifies our company values today.
Delivering superior quality flat-rolled steel has always been a family mission. Fast forward over 70 years to 2020 – Our Kenwal family has grown to include industry-leading metallurgists and engineers, operations innovators, supply chain experts, and highly-skilled processors of steel. Our focus on perfecting steel supply chains is what unifies us. Because of our dedication, customers see Kenwal as a true partner, providing enduring value and dependable sourcing for years to come.
Kenneth Eisenberg – Chairman and CEO
David Bazzy – President and COO
As President and Chief Operating Officer, David Bazzy has overseen the tremendous growth the company as well as the expansion of Kenwal’s operating locations – the company’s Dearborn headquarters, which includes Kenwal Pickling, and the Lebanon, Tennessee facility. A 30-year steel industry veteran, Bazzy’s insight and experience has been critical to Kenwal’s opening of new avenues to service emerging markets. Outside of Kenwal, David donates his time and talents to various causes, and serves as an elected City Councilman in Dearborn, Michigan. He is a board member of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at the University of Michigan – Dearborn.
Nish Patel – CFO
Joining Kenwal as the Chief Financial Officer, Nish brings a dynamic executive leadership style to Kenwal. He started his career with a big four public accounting firm, Ernst and Young. where he focused primarily on the industrial and manufacturing industries. Nish has over 20 years of industry experience and joins the Kenwal team from Miniature Precision Components, where he spent over 11 years as the company’s CFO. He oversees all finance, accounting and human resources for Kenwal. Nish earned his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an avid car enthusiast, with a passion for automobiles.
Noel Ranka – VP Marketing and Strategic Planning
Noel Ranka is an auto industry marketing and sales executive that brings over 20 years of experience to Kenwal. Previously, Noel was the Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Pure Power Technologies, a diesel fuel injector OEM and aftermarket remanufacturer, and the same role for JAC Products, a global Tier 1 exterior trim supplier. Noel brings a wealth of experience and leadership with a successful track record of revenue growth through product, market and customer expansion. Noel earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University. He has also earned a Masters of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Noel is an auto industry veteran with a global perspective and a drive for building relationships.
Jon Davidson – VP Sales
As VP of Sales, Automotive, Jon Davidson heads Kenwal’s resale programs to automotive equipment manufacturers and Tier-1 suppliers. Davidson uses his 20 plus years of experience and expertise to initiate and lead new program launches – from development through production. Jon actively gives his time and energy to children’s organizations.
John Dubrock – VP Operations
John oversees Kenwal’s processing facilities in the United States, as well as our processing business in Mexico, as Kenwal’s VP of Operations. With over 20 years of steel industry experience and 30 years in operations management, John works closely with our toll processing customers as well as our plant management teams to ensure our practices exceed industry standards and customer expectations. John is a graduate of Lewis University and charitably supports disabled children and adult non-profit organizations.
Gerry Mannarino – Chief Corporate Metallurgist
With advanced degrees in Metallurgy and Chemistry, Gerry brings over 40 years of industry experience to Kenwal’s Quality Department. Gerry is able to offer invaluable and unique expertise to Kenwal’s customer base, from advanced product quality planning to providing classes on the rapidly changing world of ultra-high strength steel grades and applications. Gerry spent 31 years at Ford/Rouge Steel, with his final 10 as Director of Technical Service.
Stephen Eisenberg – Burns Harbor President
Leading our Burns Harbor, Indiana and Lebanon, Tennessee operations, Stephen Eisenberg has been with Kenwal for more than 20 years. In addition to managing day to day plant operations, Eisenberg oversees more than 300,000 tons of production every year – he is responsible for purchasing operations for the Burns Harbor and Lebanon, Tennessee locations. Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his MBA from New York University. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization.