Dec. 10, 2014
People in the News
Bill Barker of Petersen Aluminum, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has retired after 27 years in the metals business. His career at Petersen included responsibility for Chicago industrial sales, glass industry sales and management of the company’s stainless steel product line. “Bill developed a diverse and loyal customer base through his dedicated efforts, and he will be missed by his friends, colleagues and fellow employees at Petersen,” says Petersen Aluminum CEO Mike Petersen.
Olympic Steel Inc. has promoted Gerry Phillips to general manager of its facility in Milford, Conn. Phillips has been with Olympic Steel since 1992, most recently as regional material manager. He will assume his new role on Jan. 1, replacing Michael O'Hara, who is retiring after 24 years of service.
Steve Martinez has joined Alloy Metals and Tubes International, Houston, as a warehouse operator. Additionally, Denna Gatewood has been promoted to director of quality assurance.
Mark Baker has been named the president and CEO of Plymouth Tube, Warrenville, Ill., becoming the first non-family member to head the 90-year-old company. He will replace Donald Van Pelt, Jr., who will retire as president and CEO but remain as chairman of the board. Van Pelt cited Baker’s experience with family business, operations, sales and marketing and corporate leadership as the criteria that made him the right fit to lead the specialty manufacturer of steel tubing and steel and titanium extruded shapes.
Cincinnati Incorporated has chosen Carey Chen as the company's next president and CEO, replacing the retiring Andrew Jamison. Before joining Harrison, Ohio-based Cincinnati, Chen was the vice president and general manager of light industrial businesses at Hypertherm.
Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer John D. Grampa will retire from Materion Corp., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, before the end of 2015 after 17 years of service. He will maintain his responsibilities as senior vice president until his retirement. Joseph P. Kelley will succeed him as CFO effective Jan. 1.