Comeq promotes one to VP of sales

Comeq Inc., White Marsh, Md., promoted Eric Lenhart to vice president of sales. >

International Aluminum Institute names chairman

International Aluminum Institute, named John Bevan, CEO of Alumina Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, as chairman.>

Centria Coating Services hires technical leader

Centria Coating Services, Moon Township, Pa., hired Dennis Gardner as technical leader. >

MetPlas Inc. appoints senior VP and GM

MetPlas Inc., Natrona Heights, Pa., appointed Russ Garrett senior vice president and general manager. >

Daifuku America Corp. names systems sales engineer

Daifuku America Corp., Salt Lake City, a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Co., named Ken Soper a systems sales engineer. >

Severstal North America appoints senior marketing analyst

Severstal North America appointed Joshua A. Spoores senior marketing analyst. >

Double Eagle Steel Coating Co. hires three

Double Eagle Steel Coating Co., Dearborn, Mich., a joint venture between Severstal North America, Dearborn, Mich., and U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh, made three personnel appointments. >

United Performance Metals recognizes employee milestones

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, recognized three employee milestones. >

Arku appoints president to North American division

Arku Coil Systems Inc., Cincinnati, appointed Jurgen Jost president of its North America division. >

O'Neal promotes VP to president

O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., promoted Steve McCracken from executive vice president to president of O’Neal Manufacturing Services>

Braner USA names president

Braner USA Inc., Schiller Park, Ill., named Chuck Damore president. >

Cincinnati Inc. appoints manager

Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, appointed John Prevish sales manager. >

Central Steel & Wire creates new position

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, promoted Timothy Verbeke, a 23-year veteran of the company, to the new position of national account manager. >

Jet Edge appoints regional manager

St. Michael, Minn.-based Jet Edge Inc. appointed Ben Callahan as its North Central regional sales manager. >

Plymouth Tube Co. hires COO

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., appointed David Barnes to the newly created role of COO. >

Centria Coating Services appoints manager

Centria Coating Services, Moon Township, Pa., appointed Tom Lewis to the newly created position of architectural market manager. >

American Torch Tip Co. hires executive

American Torch Tip Co., Bradenton, Fla., hired Tony Ragle as a regional account executive. >

Marmon/Keystone promotes two

Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., promoted two executives. >

Cincinnati appoints manager

Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, appointed Matt Garbarino to marketing manager. >

SSINA elects board members

The Specialty Steel Industry of North America, Washington, D.C., elected new officers to its board of directors. >

Mead promotes vice president

Sandra M. Crawford, executive vice president of Mead Metals Inc., St. Paul, Minn., was promoted to company president. >

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. >


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