Jim Hays is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at the JMC Steel Group. Previously, he was Global Vice President, electrical and infrastructure division, for Atkore International (formerly Allied Tube), where he was a 31-year veteran. He worked in many functional areas during this time, including accounting, marketing, finance and sales. He played a key role in building a strong portfolio of synergistic products and was involved in M&A and downstream assimilation to assure continuity in customer satisfaction. He also had responsibility for overseas operations in Europe and Asia. Jim holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Loyola University and a master's degree in marketing and accounting from DePaul University.