Our Founder

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Kurt Orban
1916-2006

Kurt Orban apprenticed in the steel trade while growing up in Germany. Over the years, he became known and respected worldwide for his pioneering involvement in and development of the steel industry, as well as his support for free trade.

His many accomplishments include:

He introduced the products of over 100 mills to the world market, including the United States, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and numerous other countries. Click for a partial list of Mills and Products that Kurt brought into the world market.

He was a founder of what is now the American Wire Producers Association, a creater of the American Institute for International Steel, of which he was president from 1969-1972 and 1977-1980, and a President of the American Association of Exporters and Importers.

Kurt Orban Partners is now run by his son, K. Matt Orban.

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