The Leadership of American Piping Products
CEO Matt Danis
Mr. Danis has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2021. Previously, he served as both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from September 2009 – April 2014, and remained Chief Financial Officer until January 2020. Mr. Danis oversees all operational and sales aspects of American Piping Products, including the sourcing and sale of steel products. He also focuses on sales, business development, accounting and finance for the company and brings 10 years of private equity and investment banking experience. Prior to joining American Piping Products, Mr. Danis was the CEO and CFO of WIT Postal Logistics, LLC. Mr. Danis acquired and strategically managed over ten middle-market businesses as a member of two private equity firms. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Richmond and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President of Sales Shane Russell
Mr. Russell was promoted to Executive VP of Sales in January 2021. He joined the APP sales team in October 2004. Although his main focus was developing and maintaining new business, Mr. Russell also trained and mentored many of the current salesmen he now leads. He currently oversees our sales teams in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Houston and Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Louis University.
Executive Vice President of Purchasing Kevin Koehler
Mr. Koehler leads the corporate purchasing team as Executive Vice President of Purchasing. He has served as Managing Director since May 2014. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales from January 2009 – April 2014. Mr. Koehler’s more than 30 years of experience in the steel industry includes a position as Senior Vice President at Radnor Alloys (now Edgen Murray) prior to joining American Piping Products. During his 16 years at Radnor/Edgen, Mr. Koehler ran the Philadelphia, Charlotte and Chicago locations. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Financial Officer Mike Hart
Mr. Hart has served as Chief Financial Officer since January 2020. Previously, he served as our Managing Director of Finance from February 2019 – December 2019. Mr. Hart’s focus is on financial controls and analysis, human resources, culture and driving efficiencies throughout American Piping Products. He has eleven years of public company finance experience. Prior to joining American Piping Products, Mr. Hart was the Senior Vice President, Accounting and Treasurer of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (acquired by Eldorado Resorts), and prior to that worked for EY from 1999 to 2007 in assurance and advisory. He earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of Missouri—Columbia.
Director of Operations Marty Stine
Mr. Stine has served as Director of Operations since October 2017. Previously, he served as General Manager of the steel yard in Houston from March 2010 – September 2017. Mr. Stine’s focus is on operational excellence, inventory management, transportation and driving innovation and efficiency throughout the Company. Prior to joining American Piping Products, Mr. Stine was owner and operator of an equestrian trailer custom living quarters design and manufacturing company.
Chairman Al Rheinnecker
Mr. Rheinnecker served as the Chief Executive Officer from July 2011 – December 2020 and now serves as Chairman for the company. Prior to working with American Piping Products, Mr. Rheinnecker founded Clayton Steel Supply Inc., which merged with American Piping Products in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University.