Our Team

Southern USA

Randy Engstrom

Regional Business Manager

Randy began working at Fedmet in 1995. He works as a Regional Business Manager for the South East, but manages accounts across the United States. He currently has clients in Kentucky, California, Utah, Minnesota, and Mississippi. His focus is on sales but he also provides service support.

He has 22 years of experience in steel production, including significant time spent in management positions. Randy’s experience has given him expertise in melt shop operations, sales, customer support, and helping clients maximize products for optimum performance.

In his down time, Randy enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including boating, shooting, golfing, hunting, fishing, water skiing, and wakeboarding.

Andy Pope

Regional Sales Manager

Andy recently joined the Fedmet team and has been working as a Regional Sales Manager in southern Unites States since 2017. He focuses on both sales and service throughout the region.

Prior to Fedmet, Andy worked in a production and service in several different steel mills. His expertise is in ladle and tundish refractories and flow control.

Andy builds furniture in his spare time and enjoys coaching youth softball.

Arturo Ortega

Regional Sales Manager

Art has been working for Fedmet since 2004. He works as a Regional Sales Manager in southern United States focusing on copper, and he is also part of the sales team in Latin America.

Art has a total of 42 years experience in the Copper Industry.  His experience includes 23 years at AARCO, 5 years at another company and over 14 years with Fedmet. 

When he’s not at work, Art can be found enjoying the great outdoors camping and fishing!  He is kept busy with his growing family, 12 grandchildren with another on the way! 

Mitch Rozen

Regional Sales Manager

Mitch started with Fedmet in 2019 as a Regional Sales Manager out of Raleigh, North Carolina.  He got back into Refractories from the Chemical Markets but has a previous background in Refractories, Graphite, Structural Ceramics, Industrial Sales, Semiconductor, Medical, and CAD Mechanical Design.

Mitch holds degrees in both Ceramic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.  He has over 15 years in Outside Sales and Business Development in a variety of Markets throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

During his free time, Mitch is a home with his wife Kara and is running his kids around to their events but tries to catch a Minor League baseball game whenever he can. 

Rusty Lagow

Regional Sales Manager

Rusty joined Fedmet in 2019 and works as a Regional Sales Manager in the southern USA region with a focus on Texas. 

He has 15 years of refractory experience. 

When he’s not working he can be found enjoying the great outdoors and planning his next adventure. He especially enjoys cycling and is passionate about spending time with his family. 

Jonah Engstrom

Field Application Specialist

Jonah began working for Fedmet in 2018. He is a Field Application Specialist for the South East as well as Utah and occasionally travels to other regions as necessary. Although relatively new to the steel industry, Jonah is enthusiastic and eager to learn and gain experience.

In his spare time, Jonah can be found spending time at the shooting range, visiting new places, and hanging out with his dogs.