James Banker

Executive Vice President, NLMK USA

Mr. Banker is Executive Vice President, NLMK USA. He joined the company in 2009 as Executive Vice President, Commercial, after having served as President of MISA Metals/Southwestern Ohio Steel.

From 1980 to 2003, Mr. Banker worked at Armco Kansas City Works and it successor company AK Steel. Most recently he held the position of Vice President, Commercial. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Banker was promoted through a series of sales and product development positions that include Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and General Manager of Sales. Mr. Banker started at Armco as a commercial management trainee in 1980.

Mr. Banker holds an AB degree cum laude from Harvard College (1979). He is active in Metals Service Center Institute, North American Steel Alliance, and serves on the board of the Association of Cold Rolled Strip Steel Producers.