Heritage Capital Group is pleased to announce that Stan Baucum has joined the firm as an industry specialist. His broad experience in the metals industry will allow him to help advise companies through M&A transactions.
Stan began his career at Chaparral Steel Company in 1984 and held numerous leadership positions. As Director of Sales North America, Stan led product development teams and effectively launched new sheet piling markets. He also worked with the senior management team to take Chaparral Steel public on the NASDAQ exchange in 2005. Chaparral Steel’s success resulted in the sale of the business to Gerdau in 2007 for $4.2 billion, one of the largest historical steel assets sold per ton basis, with a shareholder gain of 835%. After the acquisition, Stan remained part of Gerdau’s leadership team and was responsible for managing over $2 billion in annual sales for Gerdau North America in its Long Products Division as Director of Sales North America.
Stan has been a global steel pioneer in North American, Asian, European, and South American markets, blending strategic and innovative experience through reputation and long-standing relationships. He served as a board member of NASSPA (North American Steel Sheet Piling Association), AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction), and was chairman of the NASA (North American Steel Alliance) Supplier Council. Stan holds a degree in chemistry and biology from Stephen F. Austin University.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Heritage team and contributing my expertise to help the company build on its already impressive reputation in the metals industry,” commented Stan. “With my experience in the global steel market and extensive network of industry contacts, I’m confident I can help drive Heritage’s momentum and support its ambitious goal of exceeding clients’ expectations. I look forward to collaborating with the team to take Heritage to even greater heights.”
“As we expand our metals industry team, we recognize the importance of having a specialist who can navigate the unique opportunities and challenges in this market,” remarked Don Wiggins, president and CEO of Heritage. “With Stan’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in the metals sector, we will be better equipped to provide solutions and insights to our clients.”