UPG Welcomes Bob Ross as Vice President of Sales, Electrical Steel

CHICAGO (July 2020) / UPG Enterprises, LLC announced the hiring of Bob Ross as Vice President of Sales, Electrical Steel, effective immediately. In this new role, Ross is responsible for the business development of UPG’s Mapes & Sprowl Steel and Lamination Specialties divisions located in the Chicagoland area.

Bob joins UPG with over 20 years’ experience selling electrical steel/laminations with the balance in forgings, metal fabrication, and custom machining. He has a strong competence in various product segments that include transformer, motor, automotive, agriculture, oil & gas, and power generation. In addition to a robust commercial background, Bob also led manufacturing teams with full P&L responsibility and takes great pride in establishing strong strategic relationships amongst key business partners.

“Bob’s strict attention to detail and problem-solving acumen has helped him lead successful outside and inside sales teams throughout his career” said Chris Sekella, Executive Vice President of Operations from UPG Enterprises. “His breadth of expertise in the industry will drive our growth and continue to make us stronger together.”

Ross holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Rutgers University.

About UPG Enterprises LLC

UPG Enterprises LLC is an operator of a diverse set of industrial companies focused on metals, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. With 25 locations throughout North America, its operations continue to grow with the intention of building a business based on culture, respect, and growth. To learn more, visit www.upgllc.com.

About Lamination Specialties, powered by UPG
Lamination Specialties provides a wide range of products and services to the electrical steel and lamination industry. Lamination Specialties has a diversified customer base across a variety of industries, including transformers, electric vehicles, motors, high-efficiency systems, robotics, and automation. To learn more visit www.laminationspecialities.com.

About Mapes & Sprowl Steel, powered by UPG
Founded in 1927, Mapes & Sprowl Steel is a leading service center specializing in enameling steel for porcelain-coating applications, silicon electrical steel for electrical applications, Agion® antimicrobial treated steel, and electrical steel cores. To learn more, visit www.mapessprowl.com.