Donald McNeeley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Tube and Iron Company, a steel distribution and fabrication company founded in 1914, headquartered in Chicago with ten subsidiaries.
Founded upon sound free-market principles, they are celebrating 100 years of consecutive profitability, a record unmatched in the United States Steel Industry.
In 2011, Dr. McNeeley was the architect of a merger of his company with Olympic Steel, Inc. The combined forces of $1.5 billion in sales and 30 locations positions them as one of the top 10 in the nation.
Dr. McNeeley is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University where he teaches in the graduate program at the prestigious McCormick School of Engineering.
We are obligated to prepare the next generation. We’ll be turning over our life’s work to these individuals so we must develop secure leaders and structure the culture for their sustained success.
Dr. McNeeley is a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He also attended University of Wisconsin, Benedictine University, and George William College. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics, an MBA, an MS in Management and Organizational Behavior as well as a BA in Business.
He defends capitalism on the basis of what it funds, specifically job creation and charity. In that regard, as chairman of the MSCI, Dr. McNeeley introduced a scholarship program, which, to date, has granted $3 million in financial assistance to children of steel distribution employees. In addition, Dr. McNeeley received the Corporate Philanthropy Award from La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, for a $3.6 million donation, the largest donation in their 110 year history.
As testament to his competitive nature, Don has completed 82 marathons, including a five time finisher of the renowned Boston Marathon, 7 Olympic distance triathlons, and in a test of endurance, he once completed 6 marathons in 6 weeks.
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