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Bill Upton

  • President and CEO
  • Vulcan Threaded Products


    For the past 35 years, Bill Upton has led Pelham, Alabama-based Vulcan Steel Products as president and CEO. In these capacities, he directs all aspects of strategy and policy planning and implementation. Bill Upton has led the firm’s emergence from a small-volume manufacturer of fasteners into one of the country’s leading domestic steel enterprises. The present company spans three divisions: Vulcan Cold Finished, Vulcan Heat Treating, and Vulcan Threaded Products. A dedicated 400,000-square-foot fabrication and warehousing facility enables the production and delivery of high-quality products at an affordable price point. Bill Upton takes pride in maintaining an operation with strict quality assurance processes in place. His team maintains ISO 9001:2008 certification and performs detailed testing throughout the fabrication process that eliminates nonconformities. The firm’s full range of threaded rod products includes stainless steel threaded rods as well as B7 and A449 studs and rods. Away from work, Upton has a passion for aircraft and has flown more than 5,000 hours since obtaining his pilot’s license in 1972. He has experience as a flight instructor and volunteered with the 2010 Citation Special Olympics Airlift in transporting children with disabilities to the Games.

    Professional experience

    President and CEO

    Vulcan Threaded Products

    November 1977 - Present



    Auburn University

    September 1973 - December 1976(3 years)