Chief Executive Officer
Will has more than 25 years of management consulting and operations experience in the metals and process manufacturing industries. His expertise includes program/project management and operations involving M&A, complete corporate turnarounds, business re-engineering, and SIOP (sales, inventory, and operations planning).
He offers expertise in developing and delivering solutions that solve operational, technical, and financial challenges, focusing on long-term business success and sustainability. He has proven capabilities in effectively managing and guiding the efforts of cross-functional teams to bridge the gap between executive management, operations, IT, and finance to align the overall corporate strategy with execution capabilities and internal resources while minimizing costs and business disruption.
Over his career, Will has held various positions and worked extensively with companies, including Xerox, Nucor Steel, InfoWorks, and ITC/DeltaCom. He has an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Auburn University.
Will has been married to his wife Jennifer for over 25 years, and they have three children.
Chief Financial Officer
Marco is a licensed CPA with over 15 years of construction, aerospace, and manufacturing experience. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Impresa Aerospace, where he spearheaded a strategic initiative that led the company out of Chapter 11 and subsequently sold the business.
Previously, Marco worked in assurance practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers before transitioning to Chief Financial Officer positions with CALTROP and LISI Aerospace. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fullerton.
Harry has been in the construction industry as an owner-operator and the Rebar industry as a Senior Executive for more than 30 years. He has helped lead our company since 2009.
He is known for his proven ability in developing and maintaining client relationships. Harry’s expertise is bridging the gap between design engineering and the execution of the final product and large project management.
Harry lives in Southern California with his wife and is the father of eight children and the grandfather of 14 grandchildren.
VP Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Lou Parous has nearly 30 years of experience in the international industrial metals and chemical manufacturing and renewable energy sector in more than 20 countries. His broad experience base encompasses operations and executive management, strategic development, corporate turnaround, supply chain management, value analysis and value engineering, business analytics, industrial product and service line development, market analysis and blueprinting, contract and commercial management, manufacturing, technology, international trade management, marketing, finance, R&D, due diligence, process engineering, and M&A activities.
Lou brings a creative, hands-on approach and multi-faceted experience background to solve problems, create opportunities, reduce costs, and bring overall value to organizations and clients. He has built and led multi-functional teams in various product and service businesses in domestic and international settings. Lou also has a deep understanding of the interface requirements between management and operations, strategy and tactics, finance and commercial, with a customer-centered focus and excellent communication skills that build consensus and critical paths to success.
Lou has lived and worked in both Germany and Switzerland, where he held executive positions in large and mid-size firms in the industrial technology and metals manufacturing space. He has two patents and has authored multiple technical and business articles and studies related to metals manufacturing. He has a BS in Material Engineering from Auburn University in Alabama and speaks numerous languages from his international experience
VP of Sales
Jose started his rebar career when he was 18 years old. He quickly rose through the ranks as a member of the Ironworkers Union, starting as an apprentice and ultimately into a leadership role as a superintendent. While in the field, he specialized in post-tension operations. Jose’s most recent achievement was the complex $315 million, 5.3 million pounds of paced rebar Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum renovation.
After 23 years in the field, six of which were with MSL, Jose transitioned into sales as a sales manager. Again, he quickly made his mark by combining his deep knowledge of rebar fabrication and placement in the field with his desire to position MSL as the rebar subcontractor of choice. Jose specializes in strategically utilizing technology, data, and metrics to drive bid activity while focusing on maintaining and developing relationships with General Contractor partners.
Jose is dedicated to his career and finds time to travel, usually to a lake, beach, or river destination with his wife and two daughters.
An Orange, New Jersey native raised in Southern California, Jim earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles and a master’s degree from California State University Northridge before receiving his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Loyola Law School. Jim was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and the Law Review while attending Loyola Law School.
Prior to joining Martinez Steel as General Counsel, he engaged in the private practice of law for approximately 36 years specializing in contract, real estate, construction, business, labor, and insurance litigation. Jim is a long-term member of the State Bar of California, licensed to practice in the state courts of California, the Federal District Courts in Southern California, and the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals.
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