Leadership & Board of Directors

Corporate Portrait of Jeff Klingler

Executive vice president & chief operating officer

Jeff Klingler


Worthington Steel Company

Jeff Klingler is executive vice president & chief operating officer for Worthington Steel. Prior to this role, Klingler served as president of Worthington Industries Steel Processing Division for four years.

He began his tenure at Worthington Industries on the production floor in 1992 before advancing to the Sales team and taking on roles of increasing responsibility. After 15 years with Worthington Industries, he left to join Banner Service Corporation as vice president of sales, marketing and procurement. In 2014, he returned to Worthington Industries to lead the creation of the Steel Processing division’s supply chain solutions strategic business unit (SBU). He was named general manager of Steel’s hot rolled value-add SBU in August 2016. His role expanded in November 2018 to also include oversight of the cold rolled strip steel business.

A native of Michigan City, Indiana, Klingler resides in New Albany, Ohio, with his wife and two children.