Headwall Partners Announces Steel Industry Veteran Thomas A. Danjczek Joins as Senior Advisor
Greenwich, CT, May 23, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Headwall Partners LLC (“Headwall Partners” or “Headwall”), an independent corporate finance and strategic advisory firm focused on the steel metals & mining and paper packaging & building products industries, announced today that steel industry veteran Thomas A. Danjczek has joined as a Senior Advisor.
“The addition of Tom Danjczek to the Headwall Partners team brings Tom’s more than four decades of steel industry knowledge and relationships to our firm,” said Peter J. Scott, Founder and Managing Partner of Headwall Partners. “Tom’s deep understanding of the sector’s competitive drivers including the impact of raw materials, production costs, personnel, power and other key issues, will allow Headwall to provide better advice to our clients as they navigate the steel sector’s highly competitive landscape.”
Mr. Danjczek brings to Headwall his extensive strategic and operational leadership experience, including 15 years as President of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), from which he retired in 2014. During his tenure at the SMA, Tom represented the interests of companies in the US EAF mini-mill industry on matters related to trade, the environment, operations, raw materials, power, antitrust, labor and safety. Prior to joining the SMA, Danjczek was General Manager of Wheeling-Pittsburgh’s integrated steel mills and President of one of its subsidiaries. Earlier in his career, he served as a Superintendent at Kaiser Steel and as an Engineer at Bethlehem Steel. Danjczek served for 5 years on the Boards of Directors of formerly Nasdaq-listed Globe Specialty Metals, formerly NYSE-listed GrafTech International, Mineral Services, Trinity Health System and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of both Walker Magnetics and Byer Steel.
"Tom's deep understanding of the sector's competitive drivers including the impact of raw materials, production costs, personnel, power and other key issues, will allow Headwall to provide better advice to our clients as they navigate the steel sector's highly competitive landscape."
“I am delighted to join the team Peter is building at Headwall, and I look forward to working with Headwall’s clients to deliver differentiated senior-level strategic advice,” said Danjczek. “After several difficult years, the sentiment in the steel industry has turned far more optimistic, creating an opportunity for our clients to evaluate alternative strategies for growth. I look forward to assisting Headwall’s clients by leveraging the breadth of our industry relationships, our in-depth sector knowledge, and our team’s financial acumen.”
Danjczek earned a Master’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University, and he participated in the University of Michigan’s Manufacturing Executive Program. Danjczek twice received the prestigious AMM Advocate/Ambassador of the Year Award, as well as Villanova University’s Engineering Merit Award, ASME Outstanding Achievement Award, the Jefferson Technical College Partnership Award, and he was named by the Department of Energy Industries of the Future as a Hall of Fame Recipient.
About Headwall Partners
Headwall Partners LLC is a corporate finance and strategic advisory firm focused on the steel metals & mining and paper packaging & building products industries. Led by veteran investment banker Peter J. Scott, Headwall Partners provides strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity private placements, restructurings, valuations, and other financial services. Clients rely on Headwall Partners for its in-depth industry knowledge, candid advice, and intellectual rigor. Headwall Partners conducts its business in alliance with affiliate firms in order to augment Headwall’s industry expertise with the specific product expertise of its affiliates. Headwall Partners is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and serves clients globally. To learn more about Headwall Partners, please visit www.headwallpartners.com.
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