Meet the NIROSTEEL Team‬


Klaus Becker President


Klaus has been active in the International Steel Trading business for 35 years; 30 of which have been as owner or co-owner of his own companies. Klaus received a masters' degree of National Economics and Business Administration from Ruhr-Universität in Bochum, Germany, and is fluent in five languages. He was voted Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in North Carolina in 1996 and by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 1998. Klaus has also acted as President of the Charlotte World Trade Organization, and served on the board of the World Affairs Council Charlotte.  He has recently been President of the N.C. Chapter of the German-American Chamber of Commerce.

Klaus is Senator of the Junior Chamber International.

Aurea Barbee


Aurea Barbee is from Manila, Philippines.  She emigrated to the USA in 1987 and acquired her American citizenship in 1997.  Aurea has been married to Ronald for 21 years and they have a son.

Aurea has known Klaus for about 25 years.  They worked together at SouthStar Steel Corporation.  In 1999,  Aurea joined BecMen LLC.  Then in 2009, Klaus founded Nirosteel and reconnected with Aurea.

Aurea handles the order processing, logistics and documentation.  She also handles customer service and transacts with suppliers.  Aurea can be contacted at

Art in the Office

Of course, these wonderful people are what counts most in the Nirosteel office at Coltsgate Road in Charlotte. Additionally, visitors will be surrounded by impressive pieces of contemporary art collected by Klaus on his many trips around the world.

Please take a look at the online exhibition or download the handout of "Art in the Office" here.