Our Team

Where teamwork meets success

Meet Our Team: The Heartbeat of Our Success. Get to know the dedicated individuals who bring passion, expertise, and a shared vision to everything we do. Together, we’re committed to delivering excellence, driving innovation and forging relationships as strong as steel.


At Germantown Iron & Steel, every member of our team plays a critical role in our mission to deliver the highest quality and value to our customers.  We are proud of our low turnover rate – resulting in retaining decades of expertise – while we continue to invest in adding talented individuals who bring fresh perspectives.

As the ”face” of Germantown Iron & Steel, here are just a few of our leadership team members who work directly with our customers and partners:

David Armstrong


David Armstrong is a leader with a track record of driving innovation, growth, and success.  Stepping into the role of Germantown Iron & Steel’s CEO two years ago, David has shaped the company’s strategic direction and demonstrated a deep understanding of the steel fabrication industry with a relentless commitment to excellence.

Before joining Germantown Iron & Steel, David held several key leadership positions in prominent organizations within the investment sector.  Known for his ability to navigate complex market dynamics, adapt to industry disruptions, and drive sustainable profitability, David is enthusiastic in guiding Germantown Iron & Steel toward becoming a market leader.

Luke Krueger

Chief of Operations & Production

Luke Krueger’s career journey began and flourished over years at Germantown Iron & Steel, after he developed a passion for the steel industry as early as high school.  Luke accumulated experience in welding and fabricating, later taking on leadership roles that included Foreman of Structural Steel and Fabrication Manager.  Today, Luke plays a broader role directing not only production, but also operations, providing end-to-end oversight to ensure quality and customer satisfaction.

Don Blecher

Director of Project Management & Field Services

Don Blecher is one of Germantown Iron & Steel’s most experienced and versatile leaders, having joined the company in 1987.  Don has demonstrated a relentless pursuit of learning, growing his knowledge of the industry “from the ground up.”  Don has held roles in structural steel erection, installation of structural and miscellaneous steel, shipping, purchasing, estimating, project management, and today holds a pivotal leadership role as our Director of Project Management & Field Services.

Aaron Brost

Director of Sales & Estimating

Aaron Brost joined Germantown Iron & Steel two years ago, bringing with him over a decade of estimating and project management experience, along with new perspectives.  In his role as our Director of Sales & Estimating, Aaron applies an engineering mindset and leadership experience to develop the company’s project pipeline and guide pre-construction planning.  Aaron demonstrates a passion for continuing education, expanding our network, and thinking outside the box. 

Alex Sommer

Director of Operations

Alex Sommer directs our Office Operations at Germantown Iron & Steel, placing her at the center of all we do.  Alex joined the company and brought with her a wealth of experience from prior leadership roles within the customer service industry.  As our Director of Office Operations, Alex leads our talent development, accounting, and other services – and is the “jack of all trades” whose voice you’ll probably hear when you call us.

Ken Gutbrod

Lead Estimator

Germantown Iron & Steel was founded in 1968 and owned for decades by the Gutbrod brothers, Ken and Dave.  Ken’s relentless passion for the business means that he is still today an integral part of the team, acting as our Lead Estimator.  Ken has built a strong reputation and lasting relationships over decades here at Germantown Iron & Steel, as many of our loyal customers will attest.

Jan Gary

Director of Quality & Best Practices

Jan Gary joined our team as part of our mission to attain AISC certification and to optimize how we deliver to customers.  Though new to the metals industry, Jan brings a background of successful change initiatives and leading development of best practices.  With recent steps forward in automation and AISC certification, our team is pleased to creatively tackle new challenges with an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.