Our people

Magellan knows that our best asset is our human capital. Our employees are rewarded with opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills, and to learn in an environment that celebrates success and fosters collaboration. And our relationships don’t end at the office. Client engagement, volunteer participation, and outside professional growth all contribute to a dynamic atmosphere.

A people-first environment, Magellan invests in our talent, and they invest in us. The proof is in the pudding: the overwhelming majority of Magellan employees have been with the company 10 years or longer, several since we first opened our doors. 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 our people

Meet the leadership team

Each member of Magellan’s leadership team has spent a minimum of two decades with the company. They oversee a staff with unparalleled market knowledge and product experience and together have grown the company to one of the most highly regarded specialty steel distributors in the industry. Our people know steel from the outside in and the inside out.




Bob Arthur is President of Magellan Corporation, a leading global distributor of special steels, since its inception in 1985 and Vice Chair of Seatrade Transport International, an owner and operator of dry bulk cargo vessels and marine terminals. Bob has served on the boards of the Chicago Council on Science & Technology, Chicago Public Media, DuSable Museum, Field Museum, Gilda’s Club of Chicago, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, and the Old Town School of Folk Music.



Executive Vice President

Chief of Commercial Operations

During the three plus decades Frank has been with Magellan Corporation, he has been part of the company’s core leadership team. Frank oversees all commercial operations, including the purchasing and sales of all of our product lines. He circles the globe to source the highest quality special bar quality (SBQ), stainless steel and rebar at competitive pricing for Magellan’s valued clients. Frank is a former board member of Chicago nonprofit Horizons for Youth.



Executive Vice President

Chief Financial Officer

Keith is a CPA and oversees all elements of Magellan’s financial concerns, including banking, accounting systems and controls, reporting and insurance. And he’s been doing that for just about 30 years and counting. Keith has been lending his skills as a board member of Chicago’s La Rabida Children’s Hospital; prior to this he served on the board of Amizade, a global service-learning nonprofit.



Senior Vice President

Of the 22 years Heather has been in steel sales, 20 of those have been with Magellan Corporation, where she now oversees the entire Sales department, including rebar, stainless steel and Special Bar Quality steel. Heather brings unparalleled expertise in the oil and gas industries and a wealth of market knowledge. She currently serves on the boards of Chicago nonprofits After School Matters, Gilda’s Club of Chicago, and Esperanza Community Services, and she is a former board member of La Rabida Children’s Hospital. Heather is a member of MSCI Bar Council.



Vice President

Josh joined Magellan Corporation in March of 2001, having been in the industry for the eight years prior with a steel service center. Originally hired as the purchasing manager, Josh quickly became involved with sales as well. From 2006 to 2009, he was materials manager, responsible for terminal relations, inbound receipts and outbound shipments. In 2009, he rejoined the sales team managing relationships with several of Magellan Corporation’s main accounts. Josh became National Sales Director in 2012 and then assumed his current role as Vice President of Sales in June 2019. Josh is a former board member of the Illinois Chapter of JDRF.

Employment & internships

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Magellan is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies fully with all relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and offers competitive salaries and a full complement of employee benefits. We are committed to ensuring a positive work / life balance for each member of our company. To learn about open positions at Magellan Corporation, click here.

Interested in interning? Each year, Magellan offers a few qualified university students the opportunity to participate in a summer internship program. Interns will gain valuable insight into the key functional areas of business.The program attracts students from around the world with past interns including students from Turkey, Spain, Canada, Brazil and Mexico.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to internship@e-magellan.com

Current Openings

Sorry, currently there are no open positions.