Mark Kleeman has joined Max Weiss Company, an Itasca-based custom metal bending and fabricator, as senior account manager.
Kleeman, an Itasca resident, is a steel industry veteran of more than three decades. He brings knowledge of construction metal forming and steel rolling to his new role, having worked many years in production, estimating and bidding. He is the first out-of-state business development representative for Milwaukee-based Max Weiss Company, a leading metal forming company since 1946.
Kleeman comes to Max Weiss Company from Oakley Steel in Bellwood, where he worked as a sales engineer. His responsibilities included bidding jobs, managing sales processes through project completion, and developing and maintaining client relationships. He served as quality control manager, and helped implement an ISO program and numerous safety initiatives.
Kleeman, a certified welder, has 13 years experience in hands-on production of curved structural steel. His experience in steel fabrication, steel bar bending and rolling, and plate bending and rolling, provides him invaluable expertise to work with customers to ensure their jobs are produced exactly to spec, and delivered on time and at cost.
"Mark's industry knowledge is unmatched, which lends itself to developing strong customer relationships and delivering great service," said Al Sanders, Vice-President of Sales for Max Weiss Company. "We're thrilled to have him on our team as our first remote field representative. The marketplace for curved structural steel and steel bar rolling is continuously evolving. Mark's understanding of structural steel bending service will help keep us ahead of the competition."
Kleeman studied welding at Triton College in River Grove, Ill.