Lisle, IL – September 22, 2020 – Leeco® Steel, the largest supplier of steel plate in North America, announces the appointment of Lisa Liarakos, CPA as Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive management team, effective September 8, 2020.
Ms. Liarakos has 18 years of finance and accounting experience, having most recently served as Vice President of Finance at a large aviation services and parts provider. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, along with a CPA designation.
“Lisa’s extensive financial experience and innovative, strategic approaches will be a great asset to Leeco Steel,” said Denton Nordhues, President & CEO of Leeco Steel. “We look forward to seeing how Lisa’s leadership will help Leeco grow and further improve profitability in the coming years.”
Ms. Liarakos replaces outgoing Chief Financial Officer, Mark Krzmarzick, who will retire at the end of the year. Mr. Krzmarzick joined Leeco Steel as Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and played a vital role in improving Leeco Steel’s profitability in his two decades with the company.
“Mark joined Leeco Steel at a time when the company was in desperate need for strong financial leadership,” said Nordhues. “His knowledge and guidance laid the groundwork for the company’s growth and prosperity. We at Leeco will greatly miss his leadership, drive and vision, but wish him all the best in his retirement.”
About Leeco® Steel
Leeco Steel (Leeco), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, stocks and sells steel plate, maintaining one of the largest inventories of carbon, High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) and alloy steel plate coming from premier mills worldwide. Founded in 1882, Leeco has 11 strategically located distribution centers in North America that are stocked with huge quantities of carbon- and heat-treated steel plate, and also supplies large-quantity commodity products to companies around the world via its expert Trading division. For more information, visit www.leecosteel.com.