Joseph Anderson is the new Executive Director of the Steel Tube Institute, joining STI in April 2014 as HSS Director. In his HSS Director role, Mr. Anderson worked directly with the members of STI’s HSS Committee who represent the majority of the producers of structural steel tubing in the USA and Canada. As Executive Director, Mr. Anderson is responsible for the organization’s activities to promote the growth and competitiveness of steel pipe and tubular products throughout North America.
Before joining STI, Mr. Anderson served in various positions in his 32 years with PDM Steel Service Centers. It is in these positions where he developed his approach to marketing and sales, as well as managed long-term relationships in many commercial facets of the steel industry. His roles included Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 16 years at the company headquarters in Stockton, CA, General Manager, Outside Sales, Inside Sales and Operations Foreman at the Spanish Fork operation, where he started his career with PDM. His prior experience also included the roles of Production Manager with Western Steel and in the planning department of Rocky Mountain Engineering, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Anderson studied Business Management at Brigham Young University and completed the Executive Management Course through the American Management Association. He also completed the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course and the Dale Carnegie Sales Course. Later in his career, Mr. Anderson also served as a member of the Marketing Committee Member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) starting in 2002 and has been a Member of Metal Service Institute through PDM Steel since 1980.
He has also been active in community and church service throughout his life, serving in community emergency evacuation planning, community blood drives, ecumenical councils and other community service efforts.