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Meet the Executive Team

Sivyer Steel Executive Team

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Keith D. Kramer

President

Mr. Kramer is currently serving as the President of Sivyer Steel Corp. Additionally he serves as President of Meterra, a division of Sivyer Steel. Mr. Kramer earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. He has held a variety of positions with companies both in and out of the metals casting industry. Beginning his career in computer systems development he transitioned into several manufacturing operations positions, and ultimately to the position of President/CEO for four companies. His experience includes small to medium sized companies, both publicly and privately held.

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Cathy Meinsma

Chief Financial Officer

Cathy graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  She began her career in public accounting as a financial statement auditor specializing in manufacturing, gaming, not-for-profits, and healthcare.  Mrs. Meinsma earned her certified public accountant license in the State of Iowa and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Cathy is also active in the CFO and Controller’s roundtable of the Quad Cities.

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Tonya Burgess

Director of Quality and Environmental

Tonya Burgess is the Director of Quality and Environmental at Sivyer Steel. Mrs. Burgess brings with her more than 20 years of quality experience including over 15 years in the automotive industry, where she began her career as an assembly production team leader before working her way up to a Division Quality Manager. Her most recent position was as Operational Support Manager for a major machine/fabrication company in Michigan. Mrs. Burgess is a Six Sigma Black Belt and also maintains certifications of Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence and Quality Auditor through the American Society of Quality. Mrs. Burgess is also a member of the American Welding Society.

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Joe Drolshagen

Director of Sales

Over the past 29 years, Joe has worked in multiple roles, from drafting, CAD Operator, Project Engineer, Program Manager, Sales, Manager of Program Management and Sales and Director of New Business Development) within multiple types of metal forming (sheet metal forming, aluminum high pressure dies cast, extrusion, fabrication & forging, grey & ductile iron sand cast and steel sand cast).

Joe received his Associates Degree in Computer Programming and studied Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University Center. Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and has continuous education in Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Karrass Negotiations, Multiple PMI – Program Management Institute courses.

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Keith Pearl

Operations Manager

Keith graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Technology Management.  He began his career at Sivyer Steel in 2005 as a foundry engineer and is currently our Director of Operations.  He worked for 3 years at a customer of Sivyer Steel's as a supplier quality engineer traveling to steel foundries all over the world.    

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