February 23, 2005
David A. Wolfort, president and COO of Olympic Steel Inc., announced today that Jerry Gea, regional vice president–eastern region, is retiring March 1. Gea's career spanned more than 35 years, including more than 20 years with Olympic Steel.
Raymond Walker, in his role as vice president–operations, is assuming the additional responsibility of the eastern region and succeeding Gea as regional vice president–eastern region. Walker has a strong background in regional management, having previously supported several divisions as regional vice president–central region.
Walker has more than 36 years' industry experience and more than 19 years with Olympic Steel. He graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgy. He received his M.B.A in management from Youngstown State University.