Esmark Steel Group Announces David Brewer, John Dergentis Promotions

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Esmark Steel Group, a subsidiary of Esmark, Inc., announced today that David Brewer, vice president of operations has been promoted to executive vice president of business development, reporting to Jim Bouchard, chairman, Esmark, Inc. Brewer will be succeeded by John Dergentis, plant manager at Esmark’s Chicago Heights facility. Both promotions are effective December 1, 2021.

“I’m excited to take on this role and these new responsibilities with Esmark Steel Group”
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“Dave has been a key part of the Esmark enterprise for nearly 20 years, providing invaluable service and leadership,” said Bouchard. “He has been a trusted, loyal and valued member of our Esmark family, and Heisa and I wish Dave much success in this new role.”

Brewer has more than 40 years of experience in steel service center operations and has held roles of increasing responsibility at Esmark.

Dergentis joined Esmark in 2019 after 30 years in management and operations. Previously he held roles of increasing responsibilities at Mauser USA, LLC, International Precision Components Corporation and GREIF.

“I’m excited to take on this role and these new responsibilities with Esmark Steel Group,” said Dergentis. “I look forward to utilizing my broad experience in management in operations to continue to bring excellence to the Chicago Heights steel service center.”

About Esmark Steel Group

Esmark Steel Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Esmark, Inc., is one of the United States’ leading processors and distributors of value-added flat-rolled steel and the third-largest U.S. producer of tin plate steel. We offer the products, services and innovations to help our customers gain and sustain the competitive edge in their industries.

About Esmark, Inc.

Esmark, Inc. is a diversified, privately-held family company with a portfolio of industrial companies with strong roots in the steel industry. Over the years, Esmark has diversified its interests and operations into a number of businesses engaged in the industrial and commodity sectors. Esmark (a former publicly traded company on NASDAQ: ESMK) has focused on several key industries including steel services, oil and gas exploration, aviation, real estate, professional services, technology and youth sports development. The company is also an active corporate citizen in the communities it serves, having committed more than $5 million in philanthropic support of a wide range of humanitarian, education, family wellness and youth sports programs in Pennsylvania, Illinois and internationally.


Media Contact:
Katie Regan
Director of Communications
Esmark, Inc.
(708) 898-5550