Steve Schabel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
While pursuing his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Steve Schabel spent his summers becoming familiar with the processes, ingenuity and people at Alexandria Industries as he assisted with the creation of its new high-tech facility in 1999. After his 2003 graduation, Schabel accepted the role of marketing manager working with a team of seasoned industry veterans. He also embraced the opportunity to launch a new market-driven marketing and advertising direction for the company.
Schabel completed his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2005, with a marketing management concentration, and served as director of Sales and Marketing Integration responsible for developing systems, processes and branding and sales strategies. In 2013, he was named chief sales and marketing officer. Schabel brings creativity, vision and excitement to the Alexandria Industries team by looking beyond the horizon to create a picture, mindset and goals that contribute to the achievement of the organization’s strategic business objectives.
Schabel is an active member of the Aluminum Extruders Council’s Marketing Committee and he enjoys supporting new initiatives in the industry.
“Supplier value is not what one thinks, but what one creates,” Schabel says.
Schabel passionately listens to the needs of others to understand their perspective as he seeks ways to bring about positive results in their journey – whether personal or business related.
Schabel enjoys spending time with his fantastic wife and three young sons while doing activities such as fishing, hunting, primitive camping, father/son retreats to the hunting cabin, biking and walking. Schabel believes that a life with challenges, both high and low, will give you experiences to share with your children to help them through their life’s journey. “Kind hearted, light spirited and driven to get results” is how Schabel would like to be remembered.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
“It is the relentless drive to bring about innovation within our organization and to bring about customer focused solutions, services and engineering excellence that cannot be offered by our competition. We do this while always looking far enough ahead to make sure that the competition is unable to crowd our area of expertise.” Steve Schabel, Alexandria Industries