Leadership Team

Safety, and our mission to Consistently Exceed our Customers’ expectations in everything we do, are not just tag lines, they are our culture.  Every continuous improvement initiative, every innovation, and every decision we make is in service of keeping our employees safe and improving how we serve our customers.

 

Our team is comprised of industry leaders with deep backgrounds in steel, logistics, finance and technology and together we work tirelessly to improve safety, quality, service, and the lives of the people we are proud to call our family.

Dennis Mullin

Chairman

Dennis joined SPS in 1972 to work on Steel and Pipe Supply’s first computer system.  Within two short years Dennis was promoted to Financial VP. Over the next 21 years Dennis managed numerous areas of Steel and Pipe Supply’s commercial and financial operations. In 1995 Dennis was named President of Steel and Pipe Supply followed by CEO in 1999 and became Chairman in 2009.

Dennis has never believed that what we did yesterday to be successful will be enough to survive tomorrow. Because of this, Dennis’s decades of leadership with SPS are marked by unprecedented growth through diversification and innovation. Dennis’s vision has created the SPS of today and his leadership has developed a strong team to ensure the SPS of the future.

Matt Crocker

CEO

Matt joined Steel & Pipe in 2005 and has held positions as Executive Vice President and Vice President with responsibilities for Purchasing, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Warehousing, and Logistics.

His prior experience includes roles in finance, risk management and business development at Koch Industries Inc. in Wichita and Houston, Aquila, Inc. in Kansas City and Citadel Investment Group LLC in Chicago.

Matt currently serves on several community boards including the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, the Mike Ahearn Scholarship Fund Advisory Board, the Mercy Foundation Board, the College of Business Graduate Studies Advisory Board, and The First Tee of Manhattan.

Matt Crocker

CEO

Matt joined Steel & Pipe in 2005 and has held positions as Executive Vice President and Vice President with responsibilities for Purchasing, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Warehousing, and Logistics.

His prior experience includes roles in finance, risk management and business development at Koch Industries Inc. in Wichita and Houston, Aquila, Inc. in Kansas City and Citadel Investment Group LLC in Chicago.

Matt currently serves on several community boards including the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, the Mike Ahearn Scholarship Fund Advisory Board, the Mercy Foundation Board, the College of Business Graduate Studies Advisory Board, and The First Tee of Manhattan.

Tia Schmitt

Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis

Tia joined SPS in 2011 as Finance Manager responsible for the Financial Planning, Reporting, and Analysis functions.  She became CFO in 2014 where she oversees all Finance, Accounting, Planning and Analytics for the company.

Prior to joining SPS, Tia held a variety of Finance positions over 13 years with Bank of America and Bridgestone/Firestone.

John Simon

Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer

John joined SPS in 2005 as the Vice President of Sales for EXLTUBE.  In 2015 John transitioned to a new role as Chief Strategy Officer.  In this role John oversees M & A activity, commercial risk management activities and supports the business units in developing strategy and actions to achieve their goals.

John grew up in a steel making family.  He worked in the several aspects of steel manufacturing and processing during summer breaks in college.  Prior to joining SPS John worked in international steel trading in Hong Kong and New York and served in several commercial positions at the Copperweld Corporation, both in the United States and Canada.

John is active in leadership roles in several industry associations; most notably the MSCI as the Vice President of the Tubular Products Council.  Past associations include the Steel Tube Institute, AISC and CPTI.

John Simon

Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer

John joined SPS in 2005 as the Vice President of Sales for EXLTUBE.  In 2015 John transitioned to a new role as Chief Strategy Officer.  In this role John oversees M & A activity, commercial risk management activities and supports the business units in developing strategy and actions to achieve their goals.

John grew up in a steel making family.  He worked in the several aspects of steel manufacturing and processing during summer breaks in college.  Prior to joining SPS John worked in international steel trading in Hong Kong and New York and served in several commercial positions at the Copperweld Corporation, both in the United States and Canada.

John is active in leadership roles in several industry associations; most notably the MSCI as the Vice President of the Tubular Products Council.  Past associations include the Steel Tube Institute, AISC and CPTI.

Brian Newman

Vice President/CIO

Brian joined SPS in 2001 and served as the Director of IT prior to becoming CIO in 2011, In his role Brian oversees all aspects of the company’s Information Technology including security, strategy and business continuity.

Brian brings more than 20 years of experience in SAP, logistics, warehousing,sales and production planning coupled with project management, process design, and strategic planning and is passionate about continuous improvement and ensuring that SPS continues its legacy of innovation.

Dirk Daveline

Vice President/Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Dirk joined SPS in 1993 and has served the company in Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer where he oversees all accounting, audit and compliance functions for the company.

Dirk is a trustee for the Goldstein Charitable Trust and sits on the Board of Trustees for Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community and on the Manhattan Community Foundation Angels Grants committee.

Dirk Daveline

Vice President/Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Dirk joined SPS in 1993 and has served the company in Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer where he oversees all accounting, audit and compliance functions for the company.

Dirk is a trustee for the Goldstein Charitable Trust and sits on the Board of Trustees for Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community and on the Manhattan Community Foundation Angels Grants committee.

Corey Kephart

Vice President - Human Resources

Corey joined SPS as Vice President of Human Resources in 2014.  In his role, Corey oversees all aspects of corporate human resources including leadership development, talent management, organization development, employee relations, benefits and payroll administration, HR systems, and safety programs.

Corey brings more than 18 years of HR and personnel leadership to SPS from his prior roles with UMB, Black & Veatch, Embarq and Sprint.