Barbara Anderson

AMS Specialty Steel
Waxhaw, NC

Barbara Anderson is President and owner of AMS Specialty Steel, a sales company that markets a wide range of special steel long products in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Barbara and her partners in AMS Specialty Steel have many years experience in the importation, sales and marketing of: billets, bars, wire rods, wire and other products. The company represents a group of first-class specialty steel producers in Europe, South America, and Asia, and has built its successful business based on strong commitments to customer service, supplier relationships, and professional dealings.

Barbara began her career in the metals industry at Francosteel Corporation, New York, in the sales department. Her 22-year stint with Francosteel was marked with promotions to increasing levels of responsibility, including Customer Service Manger and Manager Tin Mill Products. She was elected in 1985 Vice President Long Products, and Member of the Executive Management Group. In 1990, she was elected Executive Vice President, and established a joint marketing partnership with Georgetown Steel Corporation. As head of the Specialty Steel Division, she had responsibility for the company’s $80million sales of special steel long products.

In 1998 she left Francosteel to become President of Estrela Specialty Steels, and in 2000, formed AMS Specialty Steel.

Education includes Business Administration and French from Middlesex College, NJ, and the American University in Paris.

Barbara was part of the group of women that founded the AWMI New York Chapter, and was its President from 1985 through 1986. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives and various industry associations.

She and her husband Bob have one married son.

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