Our Team

Letter from President - LexCentral Steel

 Dear Current and Prospective Customers,

LexWest is a proud to be a subsidiary of LexHolding Co. We are committed to serving each customer’s unique sourcing and processing needs. We exclusively serve customers throughout the western United States and Mexico.

Our sales team is dedicated to developing a professional rapport with our customers and learning each customer’s unique slitting, processing and other logistical needs.

LexWest’s sales and production team work together to provide our customers with a unique sourcing experience. Our distribution process is designed to reduce final production costs while providing a specialized hands-on approach to customer service.

Our goal is to be the premier steel distributor for the top flat-rolled manufacturers in North America while constantly improving our slitting quality, cut-to-length and distribution process in order to best meet and exceed our customers’ sourcing needs and expectations.

LexWest brings the same quality and service provided by LexCentral Steel in Chicago, but with the added knowledge of the unique California-based sales and distribution practices.

Our goal is to work closely with our sister companies, capitalizing upon a combined 50 years of experience in the metals industry, and applying that experience-based knowledge to the West Coast steel industry.


Paul Douglass
President, LexWest Steel

Our Team

Paul Douglass
President, LexWest LLC.
Chief Operating Officer, LexHolding Co. Education:

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA)
  • Northwestern University, Juris Doctorate (J.D.)


Juan Lopez, Vice President of Operations
Phone: 323-569-1480

Al Smith, Sales
Phone: 323-569-1480

Joe Lieser, Sales
Phone: 323-569-1480




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