Jim Surovec

Surovec Associates, Inc. is a manufacturer’s rep agency located in Dayton, Ohio. Jim Surovec is the president and owner of the company, founded in the early 1970’s and incorporated in 1993.

Our sales territory includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. Our primary products are hot-rolled steel bar and steel pipe / tubing manufactured by mills in the United States of America.

We provide outside sales coverage for our principals in exclusive territories. Our team has a total of over seventy years of collective experience servicing customers in the steel industry. This has allowed us to establish extensive relationships with steel buyers in a wide range of markets.

Trust is the cornerstone of our business relationships. Our personal connection to our customers and principals are key to growing business. Trust is the solid foundation that enable our customers and principals to succeed in very competitive markets. Combined with a high level of service we offer a winning combination to those we serve.


Steve Wellbaum

Steve came aboard Surovec Associates in 2014 as outside salesman covering Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia territories. Steve has 30 years’ experience in the steel industry and has helped us grow our business from day one. He fit perfectly with the agency as his values mirror what we have always known to be the most important. Trust is key to long term successful business relationships and Steve certainly brought a long history of customer trust with him when he joined our team. He is a pleasure to work with and we are thankful he is here.