Mark Breckheimer joined Akoya in 2015. Mark has more than 40 years of experience in the metals industry, specifically in steel mill product sales and marketing and metals distribution management. His management and executive positions have focused on enhancing shareholder value through acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations and value stream creation and improvement while working closely with private equity investors and boards of directors.
Prior to joining Akoya Capital Partners Mark served as President of Kloeckner Metals Heavy Carbon business in the U.S. The business consisted of 24 locations distributing and processing 1.5 million tons of steel and steel products per year with annual revenues in excess of 1.3 billion dollars employing approximately 1500 employees.
Prior to Kloeckner, Mark—together with his management team at Primary Steel—grew the company from two locations with revenue under $100 million dollars to seven locations with revenue in excess of $550 million dollars. He was instrumental in applying Lean Management Principles and growing value-added product manufacturing and marketing practices to increase EBITDA margins by over three times during the period. In 2007, as President and a principal of Primary Steel, he together with his management team, completed the beneficial sale of Primary Steel to Kloeckner Namasco. Upon completion of the transaction, Mark became Executive Vice President of the resulting company while remaining President & CEO of Primary Steel.
In the subsequent eight years, Mark, and the team at Kloeckner initiated several important acquisitions, including the 2011 acquisition of Macsteel USA Service Centers, which resulted in the creation of the third largest metal distributor and processor by sales volume in the U.S.
Over his career, Mark has served on a variety of industrial and industry boards.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University.