Stephen G. Kaniewski was appointed president and chief executive officer of Valmont® in 2018. Prior to that, he was president and chief operating officer after serving as group president of the utility support structures (utility) business segment and vice president of global operations for the irrigation business segment. Steve joined Valmont in 2010, leading the corporate IT group. Steve has gained varied experiences in international manufacturing, marketing and IT. Half of his career is focused on running operations and half is in the IT space, working with industrial goods manufacturers. During his time at Belden, he served as vice president of global IT applications. Prior to that, he was vice president of operations for Belden’s specialty division and country director for Mexico.

Before Belden’s merger with CDT (Cable Design Technologies) in 2005, Steve worked as vice president of operations for its specialty division in Mexico and the U.S. Prior to CDT, he worked as a technology consultant for companies implementing ERP systems and as manager of fulfillment operations for National Media, a direct marketing company.

Steve is the chairman of the board of directors for the AIM Institute in Omaha, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting vibrant communities through technology, and currently serves as Board Chair on the United Way of the Midlands Board of Directors.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University in 1994.