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Walter AG announces new president

Walter AG, Tübingen, Germany, parent company of Walter USA LLC, Waukesha, Wis., announced Mirko Merlo will become president, effective Jan. 1. >

Agency head receives 40 under 40 award

Rick Van House, 32, president of Know Advertising, Royal Oak, Mich., received the Elite 40 Under 40 award from L. Brooks Patterson, Michigan’s Oakland County executive. >

AP&T expands sales team

AP&T North America Inc., Monroe, N.C., expanded its sales team with the addition of Stefan Knudsen as sales and project manager. >

ThyssenKrupp names president and CEO

Christian Dohr has been named President and CEO of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Calvert, Ala. >

Mazak appoints sales manager

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., appointed Al Bohlen to the newly created position of national sales manager. >

LIA awards chairman

The Laser Institute of America awarded Berthold Leibinger, chairman of the Trumpf Group Supervisory Boards, Ditzingen, Germany, the Arthur L. Schawlow Award. >

Rio Tinto Alcan appoints chairman

Jean Simon was appointed chairman of the Aluminum Association's executive committee. >

Direct Metals hires sales professional

Direct Metals Co. LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., hired Jorge Reyes to its inside sales team. >

Omax hires sales VP

Omax Corp., Kent, Wash., appointed Michael Ruppenthal vice president of North American sales. >

DoAll hires VP

DoAll Co. Inc., Wheeling, Ill., hired Kurt Plechaty as executive vice president in charge of plant operations at Continental Machines. >

Aluminum Association elects board member

The Arlington, Va.-based Aluminum Association elected K. Alan Dick, executive vice president and president of rolled products North America for Beachwood, Ohio-based Aleris, to its board of directors. >

TigerStop hires VP

TigerStop LLC, Vancouver, Wash., hired Jack Ragan as vice president of sales and service. ...>

MultiCam promotes operations manager

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, promoted Tony McGrew to operations manager. ...>

Sapa appoints CEO

Sapa, with North American headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., appointed Svein Tore Holsether CEO. ...>

DeFelsko founder and president dies

Frank Koch, president and founder of DeFelsko Corp., Ogdensburg, N.Y., died on Aug. 8 at the age of 77. ...>

Universal Metals hires CFO

Universal Metals LLC, Toledo, Ohio, hired Harold A. Brown as CFO. ... >

Bradbury adds to sales team

The Bradbury Co., Moundridge, Kan., appointed Brad Foster to its automated production systems sales and applications team. ... >

STINA appoints HSS director

The Steel Tube Institute of North America, Glenview, Ill., appointed Mark P. Bula HSS director. ... >

Olympic Steel promotes team members

Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, promoted Andrew S. Greiff to president of specialty metals. ... >

Almetals hires assistant production manager

Almetals Inc., Wixom, Mich., hired David Foley as assistant production manager. ... >

Sapa appoints sales manager

Sapa Extrusions, Portland, Ore., appointed Steven Koch architectural products sales manager. ... >

Direct Metals hires sales rep

Direct Metals Co. LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., hired Chris Alcott as the sales representative. ... >

O'Neal promotes manager

O’Neal Steel, Birmingham, Ala., promoted Jeff Burleson to corporate logistics manager. ... >

O'Neal makes staff changes

O’Neal Steel, Birmingham, Ala., promoted Bobby Jackson to the position of regional manager–Mid-Atlantic. ...>

MultiCam appoints application specialist

MultiCam Inc., DFW Airport, Texas, appointed Julio Pierre application specialist. ...>

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