Greg Stegmaier, standing next to two shredder feed rolls, retires from Columbia Steel

Greg Stegmaier retires as Director of Product Engineering at Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.

PORTLAND, OR – MAY 2019 – Columbia Steel has announced that Greg Stegmaier, who joined the company in 1993, has retired after serving as Director of Product Engineering. Prior to this position, Greg managed the Scrap Shredder Product Engineering Group, a role that was later assumed by Product Engineer John Maguire in 2015.

During his tenure at Columbia, Greg engineered significant improvements to popular products like double beam grates, among many others. “Working in the shredding industry was a great opportunity to try new wear part designs,” Greg recalls. “Making customers happy with solutions to their challenges made each day on the job worthwhile.”

Greg’s legacy also includes mentoring and teambuilding within Columbia’s product engineering department. “He’s been a great teacher, and was instrumental in helping me understand the scrap recycling industry, develop in engineering, and become a Product Manager,” says John Maguire. “We’re all going to miss him, and we wish him well in his retirement.”

In addition to serving scrap metal shredding operations, Columbia Steel provides aggregate producers, surface mines, cement plants, and power facilities with a wide range of replacement wear parts in a variety of alloys. The company’s 86-acre headquarters is home to a product design department, full-service steel casting foundry, and machine shop, located in Portland, Oregon, USA.