Edward J. Lehner is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ryerson, a leading value-added processor and distributor of industrial metals, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. Eddie began serving as Ryerson’s CEO in June 2015 after having served as Ryerson’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2012.

Prior to joining Ryerson, Eddie served as the chief financial officer of PSC Metals, Inc., a diversified metals company, and before that, as the chief financial officer of SeverCorr, LLC., a primary steel manufacturing company headquartered in the southern United States.

Eddie’s career also includes senior general management, operational, financial, accounting, tax and consulting roles for Nucor, Birmingham Steel, Inc., Laurel Steel and Deloitte. 


Eddie was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Metals Service Center Institute effective July 1, 2019, a non-profit association serving the industrial metals industry. Eddie also served on the Board of Directors of Modumetal Inc., and The Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board, and he is a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI).

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and is also a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.).