Our Philosophy

For over a century, dedicated to providing exceptional stakeholder value through transformative relationships.

›  Century: Longevity, stable, committed. We have been relevant for a long time and aspire to be for many years to come.

›  Stakeholder Value: Customers, vendors, associates, and shareholders. Whether internally, externally, up or         down our supply-chain, we all win.

›  Transformative: Visionary, innovative, and unique. We strive to realize opportunity where others do not.

›  Relationships: The foundation of our success has, and will continue to be through the people we work with.

The essence of Oscar Winski’s leadership philosophy in business and community live on to this day. Our leadership team continues to embrace and hold sacred these lessons from 5 generations ago defining well our purpose now, and into the future – through establishing an environment of strong values, personal and professional gain.

Meet our Leadership Team

Michael Bluestein

Chairman of the Board

Mike Bluestein’s career has spanned over 50 years in the metals industry having led OWC through generational transition from what was a successful metals recycling business to a vertically integrated diversified metals company.  Through his excellence for building relationships, honed as a top salesperson with Mass Mutual prior to joining OWC, and strategic expansion across the metals supply-chain, the company has experienced its largest period of growth in its history.  

This leadership has spanned across the industry as Mike also served as Indiana’s ISRI Chair as well as recognized by the Governor with a Sagamore of Indiana award for his contributions personally and professionally. Mike has helped solidify OWC’s position amongst the top independently owned metals recycling businesses in this era of rapid consolidation across the industry.  He has earned the respect by many in the industry and is beloved by his business partners.   

Steve Bluestein

Executive Vice President

Steve Bluestein’s career in the metals business spans over 35 years and has a reputation for business development success.  After Steve’s initial career as a sales leader within sporting goods, Steve brought his tremendous salesmanship and a creative thinking to OWC in 1985. It was Steve’s vision that led OWC to diversify into new steel and aluminum metals services setting the foundation for OWC’s most expansive era of growth in our history.  

Steve’s unwavering commitment to our customer is a model of our most important core value we hold sacred today.  

Mark Cianciolo

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Cianciolo is a Senior Executive Officer with the ability to provide proactive leadership in developing and utilizing corporate resources to deliver financial results while pursuing long-term strategies.  A highly successful business leader and change agent with broad based business experiences in companies during challenging turnaround and growth opportunities. Mark has been providing leadership in manufacturing for over thirty-five years in areas such as sales, supply chain & logistics, risk management, operations, corporate finance and accounting. 

 He has held c-suite positions in the metals industry including CEO, COO & CFO.  Metal industry companies Mark has been fortunate to be a part of include: The Oscar Winski Company, O’Neal Industries, Arcelor Mittal, International Steel Group (ISG), and Nucor Corporation. 

David Bluestein

Executive Vice President

David graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1997. He started his career working for Arthur Andersen in their Business Risk Consulting practice in both Charlotte, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois. In 2004, David joined Oscar Winski and started his tenure within Finance and Accounting group. In 2008, David became Vice President of Oscar Winski Metals Recycling and continues to preside over this Division. 

In addition to his Metal Recycling responsibilities, David also has leadership roles and oversight responsibilities for Human Resources, Finance/Accounting and Financial Planning. David is an active executive board member of Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) – Indiana Chapter as well as a member of various community-oriented organizations and boards.

Alex Bluestein

Executive Vice President

Alex Bluestein is a seasoned industry executive with experience in both metals distribution and logistics.  Having spent the early part of his career as a business development professional within internet marketing during the internet’s infancy of the early 2000s, Alex joined OWC in 2004. His early years with the company were spent in sales and management gaining experience across all facets of the business.  

It was in 2012 that Alex led the startup of OWC’s Logistics division beginning OWC’s diversification beyond metals.  Now Alex is applying that same entrepreneurial spirit into Strategic Business Development to identify and nurture new areas of growth for the company.