Steel Heavy Plates Company Leadership, Steel Processing


Robert Schaal - CEO, Co-Founder

Schaal was the President and COO of Lukens during some of its very profitable years. He was CEO of Jindal Steel, Baytown, TX. He has served in top executive roles, and as a Board member, of several steel and manufacturing companies nationwide.

Jack Biegalski - President and COO

Biegalski most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Plate Products at ArcelorMittal USA. With over 34 years of industry experience, Biegalski has spent most of his career developing unparalleled expertise in steel plate. He has served as the Chair of the MSCI Plates and Shapes Council and has been a leading voice for the American steel industry. He has also been deeply committed to non-profit efforts and has held leadership roles in several capacities. He holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Roxana Stoicea - CFO

Stoicea joins AHP with more than 15 years of global finance, operations and strategy experience with private companies overseeing a diverse portfolio of manufacturing sectors like aerospace castings, OEM components and industrial consumables. Stoicea speaks four languages and holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in International Business. Stoicea’s broad financial, business, and international experience will add depth and expertise to the AHP senior leadership team.

Damian Brennan - Co-Founder amd Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Administration

Mr. Brennan has spent a total of 25 years in the steel industry in a variety of roles including sales, supply chain, financial and operations modeling, government relations, import/export, M&A, and information technology.

He is responsible for AHP’s global supply chain functions such as sourcing and international logistics, planning and engineering, and material utilization. He is also responsible for strategic planning, information systems, environmental, and government relations.

He was a partner at IMA Consulting, a niche market consulting company focused on Japanese companies with operations in the United States.

He earned his MBA and MS in Information Systems at Boston University and his Bachelors degree in Philosophy from SUNY Albany.

Joe Curry - Vice-President of Sales

Mr. Curry has spent a total of 30 years with multiple companies in the heavy steel plate industry that processes thick parts. He has served in a variety of roles including Sales, Sales Manager, VP of Sales, and General Manager. He earned a BS in Finance from John Carroll University.

Jeff Thompson - Executive Vice President, Operations

Spent the last 30 years in the steel service center/fabrication industry.  He spent 12 years at Castle Metals in various management roles before joining the Artco Group in 2007, where he spent the majority of his time in the role of VP of Operations for Houston Blow Pipe.  He earned his B.S. in Business Management through Western Governors University.