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AEC announces new vice chairman and four new extruder directors

April 2014 - The Aluminum Extruders Council announced the results of the annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19, 2014, in Coral Gables, Fla.

Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Company in Wellsville, Pennsylvania, was re-elected to serve a one-year term as Chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council. Matt McMahon, President of Pries Enterprises, Inc. in Independence, Iowa, was elected to serve a one-year term as Vice Chairman of the Council. Duncan Crowdis of Bonnell Aluminum Company in Newnan, Georgia was re-elected as Immediate Past Chairman and Rand Baldwin was re-elected to the non-voting position as President of the Council.

Four new members of the Board of Directors, all elected to three-year terms as Extruder Directors, were announced. Mike Flynn, President of Apel Extrusions in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is an accomplished manufacturing executive with over 30 years of senior-level experience in selling, manufacturing and distributing metals, electronics and plastics in both domestic and international markets. His experience includes international start-ups and the development of business relationships with some of the world's premier OEMs. On joining the AEC Board, Mr. Flynn commented, "I am delighted to have been elected to the Board of Directors of such a fine industry association. Knowing many of my AEC peers personally, I can't think of a finer group of executives to work with in advancing the interests of the Aluminum Industry."

Spencer Burt is Human Resources Manager for Futura Industries in Clearfield, Utah. Mr. Burt has been with Futura for 8 years in that position. He has also served in various other positions, including as the company's TSLOTS Operation Manager. "I am honored to be joining an organization as great as the AEC, commented Mr. Burt. "I am looking forward to working with a team of amazing people, from which I am certain I will learn many great things. Ultimately I am happy to add value to the aluminum industry and to the AEC. Futura has leaned on the Council for much support and I am looking forward to giving back."

Scott Condreay, Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Sapa Extrusions North America Technical Center in Portland, Oregon, has more than 30 years of experience in the aluminum extrusion industry. He has held a wide variety of positions, including die design, die manufacturing, technical sales and applications, fabrication and finishing. Mr. Condreay is an active member of AEC and recently has become the AEC Academic Outreach Team Chair. He is also active in AAMA as a Board member and Committee Chair.

Charles McEvoy, Executive Vice President for Western Extrusions Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has 30 years' experience in the aluminum extrusion industry and has served on the AEC Finishing Committee and the Keep Aluminum Windows (KAW) Committee.

Remaining on the Board are Jim Dickson of Rio Tinto Alcan in in Mayfield Heights, Ohio as an At-large Director and Neil Chrisman of Spectrum Metal Finishing in Youngstown, Ohio as Supplier Director.

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