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CDA Names Estelle New President, CEO

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Adam Estelle has been appointed the new president and CEO of the Copper Development Association. He replaces Andrew G. Kireta Jr., who left to head up ASTM International.

Estelle moves to the top executive position following nearly 16 years with the association. He joined CDA in 2008 and served as project engineer for seven years before becoming the director of rod and bar. He became vice president in 2022.

During his tenure at CDA, Estelle led numerous strategic initiatives with impactful results, including raising market awareness to the antimicrobial properties of copper, demonstrating the high-speed machining advantages of brass rod and developing new industry datasets and standards to protect the viability of the scrap stream. In addition, Estelle played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of CDA’s new subscription-based business model which empowers members to set strategic priorities and align their CDA investment with where they see value.

“As president and CEO, Estelle is well equipped to oversee a team of subject matter experts who work toward CDA’s mission of bringing the value of copper and its alloys to society to address the challenges of today and tomorrow,” said Michael O'Shaughnessy, chairman of the CDA Board.

“I’m honored and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to lead the next chapter in CDA’s bright future,” Estelle said. “With a strong team in place, I look forward to sharpening our mission focus, enhancing our member value proposition and strengthening our strategic partnership with the International Copper Association.”