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Optima Steel International is open, with all Sales and Staff working remotely. To get in touch with any OSI contact, please call their direct office line, as all lines have been forwarded. If you need assistance reaching any OSI contact, please call 925-338-2300.

Sales Team

Aroldo Hernandez

VP Sales – Western Region

D: 909-425-0305
C: 909-771-8369

Mr. Hernandez joined Optima (then Oxbow) in 2005 as a sales executive based in Southern California. Prior to joining, Aroldo spent 14 years with California Steel Industries where he held a number of sales, marketing, and customer service positions. Aroldo received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Redlands.

James Page

Management Consultant

D: 905-664-2338
C: 905-517-4227

Mr. Page began his Business Development duties with Optima in November 2009. James attended McMaster University earning a B.A. and M.B.A. In his free time, James is an avid cyclist, food enthusiast, and enjoys learning new cultures during his travels.

Michael Gable

VP Sales – Eastern Region

C: 616-510-1698

Mr. Gable joined Optima in July of 2016. Since 1993, he has been actively importing and distributing light gauge bare and coated flat-rolled steel products into residential HVAC and construction applications. Michael has built relationships with foreign suppliers and domestic customers, with particular emphasis in Taiwan, India, UAE, China, and Vietnam. Michael received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Tadd Sapone

VP Sales – Eastern Region

D: 479-313-6397
C: 479-879-6996

Mr. Sapone joined Optima in May 2011 and is currently a part of the Eastern sales team. Tadd graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA with a B.S. in Business Administration. Tadd spends his free time with his family, playing golf, and fly fishing.

Matt Nemec

Sales Representative – Eastern Region

C: 724-480-7356

Mr. Nemec joined Optima in September of 2013. Prior to joining, Matt spent two years in the banking industry where he held various sales and management roles. He is a 2011 graduate of Bethany College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science. He is a busy husband and father, but in his free time, Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and officiating high school and youth baseball and basketball games.

Eric Rusnock

Sales Representative – Eastern Region

C: 724-601-9470

Mr. Rusnock joined Optima in April of 2015. Prior to joining, Eric spent three years in various sales and project engineering roles designing and manufacturing custom engineered systems. Eric was responsible for bidding, designing, and overseeing projects which would allow end customers to seamlessly retrofit new equipment into both existing and predesigned layouts and footprints. Eric is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Darren Valentine

Sales Representative – Eastern Region

C: 859-753-0067

Mr. Valentine joined Optima in January 2018. Darren has over 20 years of flat-rolled experience, working in a variety of industries including coil coating, manufacturing, distribution, and trade. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received a B.S. in Business Administration.

Chad Black

Sales Representative

D: 925-338-2318
C: 925-878-9485

Mr. Black joined Optima in March 2015, and is currently a Sales Representative with an emphasis in Western regional customers. Chad attended the University of San Diego and has B.S. degrees in Finance and Real Estate. Outside of Optima, Chad enjoys spending time with his family, staying active in his community, and continuing to play basketball in various recreational leagues.