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Biography PhotoStephen P. Koch
Senior Vice President, Operations

Reliance History
2010-Present: Senior Vice President, Operations
2007-2010: President, Chapel Steel
2005-2007: Executive Vice President, Chapel Steel

Prior Experience
1995-2005: Vice President, Chapel Steel
1988-1994: Sales Manager, Chapel Steel

Education
BA, Public Relations (minor Business Administration), Shippensburg University

A dissatisfying stint as a stock broker trainee caused Stephen P. Koch to apply for an open position at Chapel Steel; he was hired as Chapel’s first full-time sales representative. In this new capacity he discovered that fulfilling customer needs while building relationships was tangible and rewarding, both personally and professionally. Steve’s success in sales led him to the buying side of the business, where he developed mill relationships to satisfy the increasing demand for steel plate, Chapel’s specialty. Over a 22-year career, he played an integral role in Chapel’s expansion, and rose to serve as Executive Vice President and President after the company was acquired by Reliance in 2005. Steve transitioned to Reliance’s corporate office to take on the position of Senior Vice President of Operations in 2010. Drawing from mentors, peers, and the larger Reliance family as well as his own reserve of experience, he enjoys the continued challenges, successes, and opportunities ahead for the diverse subsidiaries and divisions which he oversees.