The Strength of Leadership
Managed by a group of disciplined, industry-savvy, and cost-conscious pipe and steel experts, our leadership team blends a history of experience with visionary thinking. Together, they put our innovations into action to guide our direction and growth.
Meet our leadership team by reading the profiles below.
Piotr Galitzine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Piotr Galitzine has served as the Chairman of the Board since September 2008 and as Chief Executive Officer of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since January 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Galitzine served on the board of directors of PAO TMK, the parent of IPSCO Tubulars Inc., as an independent director. He also held senior positions with Mannesmann AG, a German industrial conglomerate, and ZAO BASF and BASF AG, German chemical companies. Mr. Galitzine received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Evgeny Makarov, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Evgeny Makarov has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as a Director of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since August 2013. Prior to joining IPSCO, Mr. Makarov served as Director of the Economics and Planning Department as well as in various other finance roles for PAO TMK in Moscow from 2006 to 2013. Prior to joining PAO TMK, he held leadership finance roles with other energy and pipe producers and has 18 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Makarov received degrees in Economics from the Volgograd Institute of Economics, Sociology and Law and the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation and an Executive Master of Business Administration from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Joel Mastervich, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Joel Mastervich has served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since April 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Mastervich served, from 2013 to 2015, as Executive Vice President of Vallourec USA, a tubular solutions provider based in Houston, Texas. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Mastervich served in various roles with Vallourec Star in Youngstown, Ohio, including chief operating officer from 2006 to 2010 and president from 2010 to 2013. He has 38 years of experience in the steel pipe industry. Mr. Mastervich received a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Ryan Chadwick, Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Ryan Chadwick has served as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since August 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chadwick served, from 2012 to 2013, as Associate General Counsel for Eaton Corporation plc, or Eaton, a global manufacturer of power management products. At Eaton, Mr. Chadwick was responsible for providing legal services to the legacy businesses of Cooper Industries plc, a global manufacturer of electrical products, which Eaton acquired in late 2012. Prior to joining Eaton, he served in a number of roles at Cooper Industries from 2004 through 2012, including Associate General Counsel of Compliance, Senior Corporate Counsel and Senior Litigation Counsel. Prior to joining Cooper Industries, Mr. Chadwick was a partner focused on complex commercial litigation at the law firm Jackson Walker LLP. He has 24 years of legal experience. Mr. Chadwick holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Houston.
David Diederich, Vice President for Research, Engineering and Product Development
David Diederich has served as Vice President for Research, Engineering and Product Development of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since August 2015. Mr. Diederich served as Chief Manufacturing Officer of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. from 2011 to 2015 after joining IPSCO Tubulars Inc. in 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Diederich served in various positions with United States Steel Corporation, USS/KOBE Steel, Republic Technologies International, US Pipe & Foundry Co., Jindal Steel and Power Limited and NS Group. Mr. Diederich has over 25 years of experience in general management and senior positions in the iron and steel industry and a career span of 36 years. Mr. Diederich holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.
Peter Smith, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Peter Smith has served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since November 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Smith initially practiced as a lawyer before holding senior human resources positions at Kenda Capital LLC from 2009 to 2012 and at BG Group plc from 1997 to 2009. He has approximately five years of executive experience in the steel pipe industry and has worked in the energy industry for 27 years. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Queens University Belfast and is on the Human Resources Committee of the Steel Manufacturers Association.
Alberto Vazquez, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Alberto Vazquez has served as Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since October 2016. Prior to joining us in 2014, he held several managerial positions at Tenaris from 2000 to 2014 supporting major oil companies and global accounts. Mr. Vazquez has over 17 years of experience in the steel pipe industry. Mr. Vazquez received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina and an Executive Master of Business Administration from A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
Elena Verbinskaya, Vice President of Accounting Integration and Financial Reporting
Elena Verbinskaya has served as Vice President of Accounting Integration and Financial Reporting of IPSCO Tubulars Inc. since September 2016. Mrs. Verbinskaya has served in various senior accounting roles with PAO TMK since 2006 and has served as the Chief Accounting Officer of PAO TMK since 2010. Prior to joining PAO TMK, she held leadership finance roles in the beverage industry. She has 17 years of industry experience. Mrs. Verbinskaya received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Analysis and Audit from Far Eastern State University in Russia and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK).