Ben Kelly, Galvanizing Sales Manager

Ben Kelly joined Galvan Industries, Inc. as Galvanizing Sales Manager in 2014 to further support and develop the company’s growing list of customers in the steel fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries. Ben came to the job with extensive experience, having spent more than 10 years in top sales positions in the steel industry with Harris Rebar and Gerdau Ameristeel. He also has experience in steel and concrete construction as a structural engineer.

Joanne Gramm, Customer Service and Inside Sales

Joanne Gramm is ready to meet Galvan customers by phone or email, any time. She’s here to take orders, schedule pick-ups and deliveries, assist with quotes, or provide follow-up information, such as order tracking. With 16 years of related experience in inside sales and customer service, Joanne has the skills, and insight, to help our customers before and after the sale.

Joey Dunn, Production Manager

Joey Dunn brings more than 20 years of management and supervisory experience – with more than 15 years in the metalworking industries – to his position as production manager for Galvan Industries. At Galvan, Dunn directs and manages plant operations for hot-dip galvanizing production, quality control, shipping and receiving. He also develops production schedules to meet internal goals and customer expectations, while motivating and leading plant employees to put out quality work as safely and efficiently as possible. All this adds up to one thing.


Ray Yow, the general foreman for Galvan Industries, is one of the company’s longest-serving employees. He has been with the company since 1988. As general foreman, Ray is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the plant, including quality control, receiving and shipping, production scheduling and day-to-day operations. Planning and implementing the production schedule is a major part of the job.


During the past 30 years, Theron Aldridge he’s had numerous jobs in the plant at Galvan. He knows the operation inside and out, which is helpful in his current position. As Galvan’s outbound shipping coordinator, Theron is responsible for coordinating, loading and scheduling all finished goods deliveries. He verifies the accuracy of finished goods being shipped to each location. If there are any discrepancies, he works to resolve them before they leave the plant.

Kristi Wilson, Senior Human Resources Manager

Kristi Wilson has overseen the HR Department at Galvan Industries since May 2021. Kristi is a committed and motivated human resource professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the field.


De Gadsden joined Galvan Industries seven years ago, bringing a decade of successful experience and a strong educational background to Galvan’s accounting team. Prior to joining Galvan in 2013, De held accounting positions at Diamond Springs Water, Stabilus, Inc. and Goodwill Industries, all in the Charlotte area. He has both a B.S. and an M.B.A. in Business Administration.

Kristin Rowland, Human Resource Generalist

Kristin Rowland, Galvan’s Human Resource Generalist, works to make sure every Galvan employee is taken care of, from orientation to payroll and benefits. Her past experience in this capacity at manufacturing and industrial maintenance companies makes her a perfect fit at Galvan.