Galvan Industries, Inc. announced that Benjamin N. Kelly has joined the company as Galvanizing Sales Manager to further support and develop its growing list of customers in the steel fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries.

Ben Kelly comes to the job with extensive experience, having spent more than 10 years in top sales positions in the steel industry. Most recently, he served as sales manager of Harris Rebar. Previously, he was Contract Sales Representative at Gerdau Ameristeel. He also has experience in steel and concrete construction as a structural engineer.

Joining Galvan as Galvanizing Sales Manager, Kelly will continue and build upon the company’s success providing corrosion protection services to many of the top steel fabrication and construction companies in the Southeast.

“I am excited to be starting a new challenge at Galvan Industries and look forward to working with the team,” says Kelly. “I feel fortunate to be joining such a respected company that is known for providing top quality service.”

David Prior, Technical Services Manager at Galvan said, “Ben’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will make him a key addition to the Galvan Industries family. His appointment is a sign that we are committed to maintaining and growing our position as the leading hot dip galvanizer in our region of the country.”

In addition to his work background, Kelly’s education includes a BS in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and an MBA from North Carolina State University.

About Galvan Industries, Inc.

Galvan Industries, Inc. was founded in 1958 and today is the largest capacity job shop galvanizer in the Southeast. The company provides steel fabricators and manufacturers the highest level of corrosion protection with fast delivery and personal service. Galvan is also an industry leader in environmental stewardship. The company has invested substantially in its galvanizing operations to increase capacity and reduce environmental impact, employing a fully “closed loop” system that eliminates hazardous wastes while improving productivity. For more information, visit or call Galvan Industries at (704) 455-5102; e-mail: