Stan Baucum is an industry specialist with Heritage Capital Group and a seasoned steel professional. His primary focus is advising clients in M&A transactions and strategic consulting.
Stan began his career at Chaparral Steel Company in 1984 and worked his way up through numerous leadership positions. As Director of Sales North America, Stan led product development teams, effectively launched new sheet piling markets, and advised with the senior management team to take Chaparral Steel public on the NASDAQ in 2005. The success of Chaparral Steel resulted in the selling to Gerdau in 2007 for $4.2 Billion, one of the largest historical steel assets sell per ton basis with a shareholder gain of 835%. After the acquisition, Stan remained in leadership for Gerdau and was responsible for managing over $2 Billion in annual sales for Gerdau North America in their Long Products Division. He holds a degree in chemistry and biology from Stephen F. Austin University.
Stan has been a global steel pioneer in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America 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 believes in giving back to the community and served as a Midlothian City Councilman, President of the Midlothian Economic Development Corporation, Vice-Chairman of the Midlothian/Waxahachie Regional Airport, and a Trustee with the Baylor Scott & White Hospital Board. Stan lives in Waxahachie, Texas on the ranch he grew up on with his wife Paula and has two children who are active in the steel industry. In his spare time, you will find him in the sky flying over the Texas landscape as he is a licensed pilot in single engine airplanes and gliders.