Joel was born and raised in the metals trading hotbed of St. Louis. Joel was lucky enough to have a 10 year professional carrier of his first love, soccer. Upon retirement from soccer he entered his fathers scrap metal trading business where he learned everything from logistics to buying, selling and hedging metals. After being competitors for many years Joel joined Kataman Metals in 2013 and has never looked back. He is tasked with buying material out of the United States market as well as selling those commodities into our many export markets.