Braidy Appoints Foster Acting President, CEO
By Metal Center News Staff
on Jun 24, 2020
Braidy Industries has appointed Don Foster as acting president and CEO. The move followed the agreement earlier in the month that led to the exit of company founder Craig Bouchard from any role with Braidy.
Foster has spent more than 40 years in industry, including work with U.S. Steel Corporation and L.B. Foster Company.
“Braidy Industries is the future of aluminum, and there is no one better to lead the team than an experienced professional like Don Foster,” said Braidy Industries Chairman Charles Price. “Don has more than 40 years in the industry and is a proven, successful metals executive with a history of profitable business development and large project experience.”
Braidy’s leadership team will now accelerate plans to build the world’s most technologically advanced aluminum rolling mill at a time when global capacity is significantly constrained, the company claimed.
“The business case for this project is strong, and I’m honored to be a part of it,” said Foster. “Braidy’s state-of-the-art mill is being engineered with proven, world class technology and our team of motivated aluminum experts are going to get it built. It is essential to the North American automotive industry supply chain and vital to the economy of Eastern Kentucky.”