Feb. 20, 2013
People on the Move
Chairman and CEO John Mellowes will step down in July from those roles at Charter Manufacturing Co., Mequon, Wis., to become chairman emeritus. Following the established succession plan, John W. Mellowes, currently vice president and general manager of the company’s Charter Steel division, will become CEO of Charter Manufacturing. Charles A. Mellowes will become Charter’s board chairman, while maintaining his role of vice president of strategic planning and business development.
Bill Austin, a 41-year veteran of Specialty Pipe & Tube Inc., Mineral Ridge, Ohio, is retiring from the company, where he served as quality assurance manager, safety manager and inside sales rep. Mark McAllister, a 10-year veteran of the company, has been promoted to replace him. Specialty Pipe & Tube is a leading master distributor of large-diameter, heavy-wall carbon steel pipe and mechanical tubing.
Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales, Kalamazoo, Mich., has announced two executive promotions. John Barry, vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to president, while former president Mike Gildea will now serve as CEO.
Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, has named three new territory sales managers. Ashton DeMaster will oversee the Wisconsin sales territory in Calumet and Winnebago counties; Jared Pivaronas is the manager in Tennessee, northern Alabama and northern Mississippi; and Chris Bielski will replace Aaron Bortz in Louisville, Ky. Bortz has retired after 35 years with the company.
Pat Grace has been appointed North American sales manager, Lasers and Systems, for Trumpf Inc.'s Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. He has more than 10 years sales experience with Trumpf, most recently as regional sales manager.
Jim Jung has been promoted to vice president of Trico Corp., Pewaukee, Wis., a maker of lubrication products. Jung is a fourth-generation member of the family-owned business.