Jimmy Carter is currently the Sales Manager at Infra-Metals in Atlanta, GA. Jimmy’s career in steel has spanned over 3 decades. Needless to say he’s seen some things. His career began 36 years ago when he and his wife made the bold move to leave his hometown of Louisville, KY and start from scratch in Atlanta, GA. Having family ties back to the steel industry helped him choose his path once he arrived. Jimmy contacted every fabricator listed in the yellow pages to understand who their suppliers were and so he made his way to Georgia Steel and Supply Co. The makings of sales person were evident.
Career Growth at Infra-Metals
In 1984, Jimmy began working at GA Steel and Supply Co. as a Third Shift Loader and Operator. His strong work ethic earned him Shift Supervisor after only 6 months. The following year he was promoted again to Dayshift Supervisor and Machine operator. By 1987 he had found himself working as the Sales Representative for the then Will Call business. Jimmy spent the year learning the sales side of the steel business and sought out an opportunity that would set in motion the later part of his career. After approaching management and requesting a meeting with the owner, Jimmy earned his place at the sales desk where he earned the title of Top Salesperson from 1988-89. Jimmy spent the next five years in Inside Sales when eventually he moved to Outside Sales.
Current Day-to-Day as Sales Manager
Jimmy has seen the acquisition of GA Steel & Supply as well as IMS GA Steel to Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. over the course of his career. He enjoys challenging his team and bringing out the best in every one of them. Strategizing with his team first thing in the morning to working closely with customers to ensure they get the service that makes Infra-Metals so successful.
“This industry didn’t choose me, I chose it.”