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Keown Appointed President of A.J. Oster

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Greg Keown has been promoted to president of A.J. Oster, effective Dec. 3. Oster is the processing and distribution arm of Global Brass and Copper, Schaumburg, Ill.

Keown has been serving as vice president of marketing and international for Olin Brass. He will replace Bill Toler, who had been acting as interim president in conjunction with his existing duties as executive vice president, strategic planning and development for parent company GBC.

Keon has more than 15 years of experience in the metals industry, the last six with Olin Brass. Before joining Olin, he worked for more than a decade at Aleris.

“Greg has distinguished himself as an astute business leader and has been a driving force behind many aspects of executing our asset management philosophy and generating profitable growth at Olin Brass,” said John Wasz, GBC's president and CEO. “I am confident that Greg’s leadership along with the focused improvement efforts from the experienced management team and employees of A.J. Oster will result in continued profitable growth and deliver unique value for our customers.”