Sept. 2, 2015
People on the Move…
Vern Ginunas, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Copper and Brass Sales division of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., will be stepping down from his official capacity with the company effective Dec. 31. He will continue to work with TKMNA as a consultant. Ginunas has been with Southfield, Mich.-based Copper and Brass Sales since 1982.
Curt Gillingham has been appointed director of sales at United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio. He has more than 25 years in the metals service center industry.
Dean Dolata has joined Universal Steel Co., Cleveland, as general manager of sales. He will focus on directing the outside sales force and strengthening relationships with existing customers.
Jacob Whiteside has joined the project management team at Tricor Metals, working from the company’s Texas Division in Conroe, Texas. He has more than 11 years of experience in the titanium industry.
Metals, Inc., a specialized processor of stainless steel and high nickel alloy plate and sheet products, has appointed David Zahner as president of the company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the metals industry, most recently serving as general manager at Ryerson. Metals, Inc., a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, operates facilities in Tulsa, Okla., Mobile, Ala., and Houston.
Mary Wardle, sales manager for the Western Region for Kalama, Wash.-based Steelscape, has been named Member of the Year by the Association of Women in the Metal Industries, the trade group’s highest honor. She joined AWMI in the mid-1980s and currently serves as international membership chair for the organization.