James P. Bouchard and Esmark Entities Mourn Loss of Steel Mastermind Tom “Moe” Modrowski

SEWICKLEY, Pa. – March 22, 2024 – On Monday, March 18, 2024, Tom “Moe” Modrowski, Esmark Steel Group, LLC’s first-ever chief executive officer, unexpectedly passed away. Esmark, Inc. Founder and Chairman James P. Bouchard shares his heartfelt sorrow with Roberto Alvarez, Mike Ogrizovich, and the entire Company at the loss of the steel operational mastermind.

“Moe was a close and dear friend to us all,” said Bouchard. “He’s been with us since the beginning and is an integral part of Esmark’s foundation and success. It’s been a privilege to know him, not only for his fearless leadership and vision in steel making, but for his compassionate friendship and contagious joy. He will be deeply missed, and I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family during this difficult and unexpected time.”

Modrowski spent a decade of his almost-40-year steel career with Esmark Inc., filling various roles from chief operating officer and executive vice president of Esmark Inc. to president and chief executive officer at Esmark Steel Group, LLC.

“Moe leaves the industry, and the world, with a huge hole to fill,” said Alvarez. “He was highly respected and looked up to across the company and the industry. He is certainly leaving a remarkable legacy behind.”

“Over the years, what I’ve always respected most, and what I’ll miss so much, was Tom’s humility, values and passion – both in the workplace and personally,” Ogrizovich added. “He was a special person, and he will be missed by everyone who had the privilege and opportunity to spend any amount of time with him.”

If you were a friend of Tom, you can read his obituary and information about his memorial services here.

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 $10 million in philanthropic support of a wide range of humanitarian, education, family wellness and youth sports programs in Pennsylvania, Illinois and internationally. esmark.com