Keith is an accomplished business leader who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Corrugating Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of metal roofing and accessories serving the commercial and residential construction markets. Prior to Union Corrugating, he led the acquisition and transformation of Main Steel Polishing Company from a family-owned value added processor of metals to a national distributor of stainless steel and aluminum as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He has strategy development, operations and execution experience with both turnaround and growth businesses, and has experience with all forms of company ownership structures, including publicly traded, closely held and private equity owned businesses.
Mr. Medick has extensive P&L and operations experience having run businesses from $30 to $300 million in revenues. In 2007, after 23 years of service, he retired from Ryerson Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded metals distribution companies with revenues of $6 billion dollars. In the last decade before his retirement Mr. Medick was in charge of operations for a $1 billion dollar business unit, ran a $300 million dollar division and in his last position was responsible for the integration of a $680 million dollar acquisition. In 2008 he became President and Chief Operating Officer of Metal Processing Corporation (MPC) a major Midwest metals processor and manufacturer of building products, where he guided the company through the worst economic downturn in recent history. He also led MPC through the successful implementation of lean manufacturing processes and ISO 9000 registration. At the time of his departure from MPC, nearly fifty percent of revenues came from new customers acquired during his tenure. Mr. Medick left MPC to lead the acquisition of Main Steel where he was intimately involved in raising the equity needed for the transaction, in addition to developing and implementing a strategy to turn a distressed family owned company into a nationally recognized metals distributor. During his two year tenure revenue grew significantly from $46 to $140 million. Such significant growth was recognized throughout the industry and caught the attention of an investment firm doing a roll-up in the space, and who ultimately purchased Main Steel and its parent company. Medick stayed on to assist with the transition post-transaction and then took some time off to spend with his family. Mr. Medick is now leading the growth of Union Corrugating Company (UCC), a portfolio company of Chicago Growth Partners. UCC is a national manufacturer and distributor of metal roofing and components with ten manufacturing plants, over 10,000 SKU’s and 3000 customers. In his first year at UCC, units sold have increased 21% over the prior year. Mr. Medick has outlined a vision and strategy for the business to increase revenues by 40% in three years, with a resulting multiplying affect on EBITDA to position the company for a sale event.
› B.S. from University of Illinois – Chicago (Marketing)
› M.B.A. from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business
› Post-graduate classes at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
› Six Sigma trained
› Member of the Affiliate Member Committee of the Metal Service Center Institute
› Guest speaker to various national meetings for the Metal Service Center Institute
› Keynote speaker to the Association of Women in the Metals Industry