Sternberger will lead HWI’s Marketing teams and direct initiatives to create and communicate value for all stakeholders in HWI’s target markets.
With more than twenty years of business-to-business marketing experience, Sternberger will provide proven leadership experience across all aspects of marketing, from strategic planning to product management, market development, segmentation, market research, digital, communications, and channel marketing.
“We are so pleased to welcome Steven, particularly as we are embarking on many new initiatives that are building the future of HWI, and in many ways, evolving the future of the US refractories industry. It’s an exciting time to join the company. Steven’s marketing leadership and enthusiasm will greatly benefit our team at HWI, as well as our customers,” said Carol Jackson, chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International.
Prior to joining HWI, Sternberger was global vice president of Marketing, General Industrial Coatings at Valspar Corporation. His past roles include marketing leadership positions at Covestro and PPG Industries.
Steven Sternberger received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ithaca College.