Senior Management

Miguel Alvarez
President

B.S. Industrial Engineering; Technical Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey
MBA; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey

Miguel has been the President of North Star BlueScope Steel since February 2010. Three years after joining BlueScope's Steelscape, Inc. business as a CFO in 2000, Miguel became President and led that company for six years. Prior to joining Steelscape, Miguel worked for several companies in Mexico, including PepsiCo and Hylsa, where he was involved in different areas of the business, such as Strategic Planning, Sales and Finance.


Joe Budion
Vice President of Finance

B.A. Accounting; University of St. Thomas

Joe began his career at Cargill, Inc. in 1974 and has served in Information Technology, Internal Audit, Assistant Controller North Star Steel Company, Cargill Flavor Systems Americas Controller, Cargill Texturizing Solutions Americas Controller, and V.P. Finance at North Star BlueScope Steel LLC from 1995-2001 and 2008 to present.


Michael Hanson
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

B.S. Marketing; University of North Dakota
MBA; Eastern Michigan University

Mike Hanson has been in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North Star BlueScope Steel LLC since 2001. Prior to joining the joint venture, he served as the General Sales Manager for North Star Steel's mills in Beaumont, Texas and Kingman, Arizona.

Mike joined North Star Steel as a sales trainee. Since that time, he has held various sales and sales management positions with exposure to all steel mill product sectors.


Jeff Joldrichsen
Vice President of Operations

B.S. Engineering; University of Toledo
MBA; University of Toledo

Jeff Joldrichsen has been in the role of Vice President of Operations at North Star BlueScope Steel LLC since 2009, and has been with North Star BlueScope Steel LLC in various operations since November 1995, including a 12-month overseas assignment as a Manufacturing Manager with BlueScope Steel in New Zealand. Jeff started his career with Cargill/North Star Steel as a Management Trainee in the Beaumont, Texas mill. Jeff has also worked as a manufacturing engineer in the float glass industry.


Hector Marquez
Vice President of Business Development and Procurement

B.S. Engineering; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey
MBA; Technological Institute and Advanced Studies of Monterrey

Hector Marquez has been in the role of Vice President of Business Development and Procurement for North Star BlueScope Steel LLC since November 2010. Before joining NSBSL, he worked at BlueScope's Steelscape, Ternium, Grupo IMSA and AHMSA where he was involved in different areas of the business such as Information Technology, Procurement and Continuous Improvement.


Rich Menzel
Vice President of Human Resources

B.S. Business Administration; University of South Dakota
MBA; University of Toledo

Rich Menzel has been a part of North Star BlueScope Steel LLC since the start up in June 1995. He was the Human Resources Manager until January 2001, when he was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. Before coming to North Star BlueScope Steel LLC, Rich worked in Human Resources at five other Cargill facilities over a thirteen year period.