Senior Management Team
Titan Steel’s management team has a long history in the steel industry, and have spend most of it working together, with an average tenure at Titan Steel of over 25 years. Our management team is engaged in all aspects of the day-to-day business and is intimately involved in all the transactions completed by the company.
Michael Levin joined Titan Steel in 1974, and as CEO built the company to be the 453 largest private company in the USA. In 1998, he also founded NewView Technologies (formerly e-STEEL), being named one of the Top 25 Champions behind the e-commerce revolution by B2B Magazine in 2002. He is a a director of Stemcor and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was previously a board member at MoMA PS1 and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Mr. Levin graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in 1972 and Harvard Business School with an MBA in 1974.
Chief Executive Officer
Max Levin joined Titan Steel in 2013 and was appointed CEO in 2018. He is responsible for leadership of the company and is directly involved in all aspects of Titan Steel, focusing on new business initiatives, customer satisfaction, and process improvements. He previously worked in corporate finance at Houlihan Lokey, a middle market investment bank. Mr. Levin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA and BS in 2009.
President & CFO
Bill Hutton joined Titan Steel in 1985. As President and Chief Financial Officer, he drives Titan Steel’s day-to-day business and is responsible for Titan Steel’s financial strength. Prior to Titan Steel, he worked at General Motors. Mr. Hutton was awarded the 2010 Maryland International Business Leadership Award. Mr. Hutton graduated from Williams College with a BA in 1979 and Yale School of Management with an MBA in 1983.
Larry Long joined Titan Steel in 1999. He is responsible for North American sales and marketing as well as Titan Steel’s service center in New Lenox, IL. Prior to joining Titan Steel, Larry worked in service centers in the Chicago area in both operational and management roles. Mr. Long graduated from Lewis University with a BS in 1980.
David Wojciechowski joined Titan Steel in 1984. He is primarily responsible for the Baltimore facility and global tinplate purchasing. Dave has spent his entire career at Titan Steel, working in a variety of operational and management roles in our service centers.
Titan Steel Corporation is an independent global distributor specializing in tinmill products, flat rolled steel products, and related light-gauge, surface-critical steel and metal products. Customers in over 30 countries rely on Titan Steel every day, and we have deep relationships with leading steel mills around the world
Titan Steel is part of the The Titan Industrial Corporation, a family-owned holding company bringing together a group of businesses targeting the industrial sector. The companies of The Titan Industrial Corporation are still family-run, with active involvement of the second and third generation of the family.
Titan Steel was built on a foundation of honesty, quality and service. We will continue to work hard to earn and maintain the trust and support of our customers and partners.
The Titan Industrial Corporation, Titan Steel’s parent company, was founded in 1946 as a global commodity trading company. The company quickly grew into a range of different sector, eventual opening Titan Steel, its tinmill service center operations, in 1973 and then folding all steel service center operations in Titan Steel.
The employees of Titan Steel come from a 65+ year history of global sourcing and distribution expertise. Over the years, Titan Steel has been involved in a wide variety of prime and secondary, flat and long products, from hot bands to rebar. In addition, we have sold to and sourced from all major steel markets, establishing a unsurpassed network and expertise for international business.
More recently, Titan Steel has refocused on its core competency of tinplate, flat rolled and related products. We have over 85 employees focused solely on the sourcing, processing, sale and logistics of light-gauge, surface critical material. In addition, we have dedicated market coverage for North America, Latin America, Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific, and the Indian subcontinent.
We can offer our customers services as significant as complete supply chain solutions or as small as individual products. On one hand, Titan Steel is efficiently managed to serve as a fully-integrated service provider, coordinating inventory need, sourcing options, processing management, quality control, third party processing, JIT delivery and claims management. On the other hand, we have large warehouses of common and hard-to-find specifications where customers can purchase individual coils. Our flexibility allows customers to choose the type of service needed.
Headquartered in the United States, Titan Steel currently sells to, and sources from, companies around the globe. Our capabilities are geared to offer efficient solutions in niche markets. We have deep experience in procurement, processing, sales and logistics for tinplate and related products.
Titan Steel maintains regular coverage of over 20 mills around the world. We regularly inspect each mill supplier and stay current with their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, we communicate regularly with highly-reputable secondary-market sellers. The size of our annual buy allows us effectively negotiate with each source to ensure price and quality are acceptable. In addition, our size provides us the ability to accumulate hard to find specifications.
Our sales network gives us wide ranging coverage of the global steel markets. We are staffed with experienced personnel familiar with the local business laws and customs of their region. We also have experience professionals with R&D, engineering, and metallurgy capabilities to assist with your needs.
Titan Steel has a dedicated logistics team focused on international business. While we have a breadth of abilities, we have become highly efficient at managing worldwide shipments of steel. Not only will we work to get customers the best price and most timely delivery, but we are also know the best methods to structure and execute transactions.
In our two service centers, we have 8 processing lines as well as a diverse inventory of over 20,000 tons of steel products. We are capable of cutting up to 100,000 tons per year and slitting up to 60,000 tons per year. Our operators have experience running prime and secondary material.
International Sales Division
Our International Sales division is skilled at managing global supply chains for customers outside of North America. These customers can take advantage of our diverse sources of supply, our strategic assets and our partnerships with local associates. We are focused on maintaining long-term relationships to best serve the changing needs of our customer base.
North American Sales Division
Our North American Sales division focuses on the particular requirements of customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. We are familiar with the exacting business standards of these customers and their requisites for sourcing and processing tinmill and flat rolled steel products. We provide specialized services to facilitate the entire steel supply chain.
Titan Steel has developed the premier purchasing platform for tinmill and flatroll steel products. We have a unified team that provides purchasing for the entire company. Our consolidated purchasing approach ensures consistency and efficiency by giving Titan Steel’s purchasing managers access to a wide portfolio of mill sources and the proprietary information required to properly evaluate offers.
We regularly audit all our supply sources and get ongoing feedback of the quality of material being processed by us and used by our customers.
Operations & Execution
Our operations and execution division ensures all transactions are completed as requested. Our assets and procedures usually exceed our ISO 9001 standards, while maintaining efficiency in execution. Our operations are set up with a singular focus on light-gauge, surface-critical products and we are skilled in handling the requirements of these products.
We can provide continuous feedback throughout transaction to ensure supplier and customer satisfaction.
Titan Steel Corporation is a leader in the global supply of light-gauge steel, specializing in the sourcing, processing and distribution of tinmill steel, flat rolled steel and related products. We provide our clients industry-leading products and services through:
- A commitment to addressing customers’ and suppliers’ needs
- Creative solutions to supply chain problems
- Development and empowerment of our employees
- Efficient operations that allow for competitive pricing of products
- Global perspective and long-term outlook
By continuously improving our offerings to suppliers and customers, we expect to grow our position as a leader in our industry.
Our clients’ interests come first. If we treat our suppliers and customers as clients, our own success will follow.
Our assets are our people, our capital and our reputation. We must preserve and develop all three.
We are dedicated to complying with the laws, rules and ethical principles that govern us.
Our goal is to generate short-term profitability and superior long-term returns. This will give us the capital to attract and keep the best people.
We are determined to achieve excellence in what we undertake and we take great pride in the professional quality of our work.
We stress creativity and imagination in everything we do. While recognizing that the old way may still be the best way, we constantly strive to find a better solution to problems.
We make an effort to recruit and retain the very best person for every job. Without the best people, we cannot be the best firm.
Our people have the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other places. Advancement depends on merit and we will give responsibility to those who earn it.
We stress teamwork in everything we do. While individual creativity is always encouraged, we have found that team effort produces the best results.
The dedication of our people to the firm and the intense effort they give to their jobs is a driving force of our success.
We constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our clients and to develop new services to meet those needs. We know that complacency can lead to extinction.
We will remain fair competitors and will not denigrate other firms even as we aggressively seek to expand our market position.
Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business. We expect our people to maintain high ethical standards in what they do.
We believe companies have a responsibility to improve the condition of our world. Titan believes its social responsibility is to be a force for positive change. Our focus is in 5 areas:
- Mission: Our mission is to run a successful business within the boundaries of moral, ethical and legal standards. We strive to set a standard that will elevate others.
- Product: Titan heavily promotes steel and aluminum products, which are infinitely recyclable and environmentally friendly. Our offerings usually compete with environmentally damaging products, such as plastics.
- Operations: We run our business efficiently in order to minimize waste and pollution. As part of our efforts towards sustainability, we are a member of the Maryland Green Registry.
- Employees: We treat our employees fairly and with dignity. We believe their hard work should be protected and rewarded.
- Partners: We try to extend the reach of our efforts through our partners. We look to work with customers and suppliers who share our vision.