Steven Sternberger Joins HarbisonWalker International as Senior Director, Marketing
Pittsburgh, PA – July 5, 2017 – HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S., announced that Steven Sternberger has joined the company as senior director of Marketing, effective June 30, 2017.
Steven will lead HWI’s Marketing teams and direct initiatives to create and communicate value for all stakeholders in HWI’s target markets. With more than twenty years of business-to-business marketing experience, Steven will provide proven leadership experience across all aspects of marketing, from strategic planning to product management, market development, segmentation, market research, digital, communications, and channel marketing.
“We are so pleased to welcome Steven, particularly as we are embarking on many new initiatives that are building the future of HWI, and in many ways, evolving the future of the US refractories industry. It’s an exciting time to join the company. Steven’s marketing leadership and enthusiasm will greatly benefit our team at HWI, as well as our customers,” said Carol Jackson, chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International.
Prior to joining HWI, Sternberger was global vice president of Marketing, General Industrial Coatings at Valspar Corporation. His past roles include marketing leadership positions at Covestro and PPG Industries.
Steven received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ithaca College.
About HWI, A member of Calderys
HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. Acquired in February 2023 by Platinum Equity, it is now part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group.
HWI has manufacturing sites and strategically placed distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.
For more information, visit https://thinkhwi.com