April 1, 2016

Wauconda, Illinois – The results of the annual election of officers and directors of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) were announced at the 67th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference last month in San Antonio, Texas.

Matt McMahon, President of Pries Enterprises in Independence, Iowa, was elected to serve a one-year term as Chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council. “I am honored and excited to be elected to serve as Chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council,” said McMahon. “I look forward to continuing the important work of the Council with programs that develop business excellence, expand the extrusion industry and defend the trade tariffs against unfair competition.”

R. Scott Kelley, President and CEO of Service Center Metals in Prince George, VA was elected to serve as Vice Chairman. Mike Flynn, President of APEL Extrusions Limited in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was elected to the At-large position on the Executive Committee. Martin Bidwell, President and CEO of Magnode Corporation in Trenton, Ohio, was elected to serve as Immediate Past Chairman, and Rick Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum in Wellsville, PA was elected as Past Chairman. And, as announced earlier, Jeff Henderson was elected to the nonvoting position as President of the Council.

In addition, four new members of the Board of Directors were added. The following people were elected to three-year terms as Extruder Directors: Brook Massey, President a MI Metals in Oldsmar, FL; Brook Hamilton, President of Bonnell Aluminum in Newnan, GA; and Jason Weber, Director of Business Development – Energy & Construction Products for Sapa Extrusions in Rosemont, IL.

Elected as Producer Director was Matthew Castle, Director Metal Sales – the Americas for Alcoa Primary Metals in Knoxville, TN.

Re-elected to three-year terms as Extruder Directors were Shayne Seever, Vice President of Sierra Aluminum in Riverside, CA and Charles McEvey, Executive Vice President of Western Extrusions Corp. in Dallas, TX.