BlueScope Buildings, North America, Inc. Invests in Business Growth with Strategic Hires

New BBNA Chief Operating Officer of BBNA and President of Butler Manufacturing Named

KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 9, 2020 – In a move demonstrating continued investment in a growing business, today announced two strategic staff appointments: Greg Pasley, PhD. as chief operating officer, BBNA, and Christen Funk as president, Butler Manufacturing.

Christen Funk joins Butler Manufacturing from Rain Bird Corporation where she served as general manager for the company’s landscape drip business. In her previous role, Funk was credited with growing worldwide sales and profits, increasing manufacturing capacity and improving the company’s engineering efficiency. Butler looks forward to similar positive impacts on the business and organizational culture under Funk’s leadership.

“We immediately recognized Christen’s strong business results fostered by her ability to engage and develop team members,” said Highnam. “These two executive staffing changes demonstrate our continued investment in growing this business and establishing an organization that is well positioned for the future,” said Highnam.

“I’m excited to join a company with a focus on growth,” said Funk. “It’s clear that success is rooted in the strong relationships with the network of Butler Builders. I look forward to lending my skills to the continued success of this legendary brand.”

Dr. Greg Pasley previously served as president of Butler Manufacturing. In the newly created role of chief operating officer, he will oversee safety, sales, marketing, customer service, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain, and conventional services for BBNA. He will lead the BlueScope Buildings, North America, Inc. family of brands.

“As part of the BlueScope family for more than 20 years, Greg brings extensive knowledge of our business and has a history of forging strong connections across the industry,” said Alec Highnam, chief executive, BlueScope Buildings. “His wealth of experience and outstanding track record of leadership have prepared Greg well to fill this important new role in our company’s growth strategy.”

“My experiences with this company and the valuable relationships I’ve built over the years will serve me well in this new position,” said Dr. Pasley. “I look forward to continued collaboration with everyone across the organization as I step into this new, exciting role.”

Both Pasley and Funk will office out of BBNA headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.


About BBNA

BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc., is a business unit of BlueScope Steel Ltd., an international steel solutions company with a global presence. Operating in North America with more than 2,200  employees — BBNA is a leader in customized and fully-engineered steel building solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, the company is backed by its notable brands and ten manufacturing facilities. BlueScope’s mission is to create and inspire smart solutions in steel, to strengthen our communities for the future. For more information, visit

About Butler Manufacturing

Butler Manufacturing provides a comprehensive combination of design-build construction solutions and innovative building technology to the nonresidential market. Every Butler® building solution is backed by unrivaled research and testing, ensuring that Butler building systems perform to the highest standards. Through a network of more than 1,400 Butler Builder® dealers worldwide and corporate account services, Butler addresses the demand for environmentally friendly and energy-efficient design in community, commercial and industrial buildings. Butler is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. For more information, visit