Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Barry M. Zekelman is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JMC Steel Group. Mr. Zekelman returned to the role of Chief Executive Officer in February of 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Zekelman was appointed to the position of Executive Chairman in March 2010.
As Executive Chairman and CEO, Mr. Zekelman is responsible for all aspects of the JMC's Steel Group's business.
Mr. Zekelman has devoted his entire business career to the development of JMC, Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube and the structural tube and pipe industry.
Mr. Zekelman began his career at Atlas Tube, assuming ownership, with his brothers, with his father's sudden passing in 1986. Mr. Zekelman's primary role at Atlas was the provision of strategic and commercial leadership. Under Mr. Zekelman's direction, the business grew from $2 million in sales to over $1.2 billion in sales. In 2006, as CEO, Chairman and President of Atlas Tube, Mr. Zekelman merged Atlas Tube with JMC.
Mr. Zekelman previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President of JMC in 2008. Mr. Zekelman' initial term as Chief Executive Officer lasted until March of 2010 when he was appointed to Executive Chairman.
Mr. Zekelman was born and raised in Windsor Ontario. He received his early education in Windsor and later attended York University in Toronto, Ontario.