Gerdau’s North American business divisions manufacture long and special steel products for the agricultural, automotive, construction, distribution, energy, industrial, and mining markets. The Company stimulates the economy through its network of recycling operations and steel production facilities. Their mills utilize efficient and clean production practices, including the use of electric arc furnace (EAF) technology.
Adam Parr joined Gerdau in April 2017, and currently serves as the company’s Director of Communications & Public Affairs. In this role, he oversees Gerdau’s external communications and government relations in the United States and Canada.
Prior to joining Gerdau, Adam worked for the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) for twelve years, serving as SMA’s Vice President of Policy & Communications. SMA represents the electric arc furnace steel industry and is the largest steel industry trade association in North America.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Adam earned a BA in government and American politics from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife, daughter, and rescue dog.