Sam Harper is regional energy manager for Gerdau Steel. In this capacity, he is responsible for the procurement of electricity and natural gas, regulatory affairs and demand response activities to support steel recycling facilities throughout the western United States and Mexico.
Prior to joining Gerdau, Mr. Harper held the position of sourcing manager of Electricity for ArcelorMittal Steel, responsible for electricity market and regulatory activities for steel-making facilities throughout the United States. Mr. Harper also held roles in Systems & Technology and Procurement.
Mr. Harper has started and operated wholesale electricity supply operations in PJM and ERCOT and has market and regulatory experience in CAISO, MISO, SPP and Mexico.
Mr. Harper holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.