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Metal Exchange Corporation Appoints Top Talent to Execute Growth Strategy

St. Louis, MO [January 3, 2020] – Metal Exchange Corporation is pleased to announce that Vijay Natarajan, Global Business Manager, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Trading. In addition, Ben Evans, President of Trading transitions to a newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Development, effective January 1, 2020.

Over the last 13 years at Metal Exchange Corporation, Natarajan has built strong customer relationships while progressing through roles of increasing responsibility in our Scrap, RSI and Value Added Product businesses. He lead the strategic development of our Semi-Fabricated Products business unit at Metal Exchange Corporation and was most recently responsible for Global Primary Products, with oversight for our Risk Management function. In his new role, Natarajan will be responsible for Metal Exchange Corporation’s Global Trading Division and will lead initiatives and strategy throughout our headquarters in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, Natarajan will oversee Metal Exchange Corporation’s international footprint, consisting of locations in Shanghai, Zurich, and Singapore.

As Vice President of Corporate Development, Evans will focus on the significant growth and development opportunities for Metal Exchange Corporation. These initiatives will be defined by our operating plan, and the scope of this work will be enterprise-wide, including the Global Trading business, Pennex Extruded Products, MEC Cast Products, and ElectroCycle. Evans brings more than 20 years of experience within the aluminum industry to this new role.

 

“Vijay’s successful track record of leading teams and growing businesses make him the ideal candidate for Executive Vice President of Trading. We have an outstanding team of people throughout our Trading Division and we are extremely confident in its future under Vijay’s leadership,” stated Metal Exchange Corporation CEO Rick Merluzzi.

“We are very excited to move to a more proactive effort on corporate development,” said Mike Lefton, Executive Chairman of Metal Exchange Corporation. “Ben has the experience, skills, and the knowledge of MEC to make a significant impact on the enterprise, and to execute our corporate growth strategy,” Lefton continued.

Metal Exchange Corporation is a private, family-owned company with global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. It is one of the most diverse providers of non-ferrous metals. Founded in 1974, Metal Exchange Corporation and its family of companies are industry leaders in non-ferrous metals, from purchasing to manufacturing and processing. With offices in Zurich, Shanghai and Singapore, Metal Exchange Corporation has the international presence needed to link suppliers and customers around the globe. Metal Exchange Corporation’s other affiliated companies are Metal Exchange Trading, Pennex Aluminum Company, Continental Aluminum and Electro Cycle, Inc.

Metal Exchange Corporation Names Rick Merluzzi As CEO

St. Louis, MO [October 2, 2019] – Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC) recently announced that Rick Merluzzi has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of MEC.

Mike Lefton, current MEC Chairman and CEO, will assume the title of Executive Chairman. Merluzzi oversees all Metal Exchange Corporation businesses, including Metal Exchange Trading, Pennex Aluminum Company, Continental Aluminum and Electro Cycle, Inc. Merluzzi joined Metal Exchange Corporation 15 years ago as President of MEC subsidiary Pennex Aluminum Company, and for the past five years has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MEC.

“Much of our success at MEC can be attributed to Rick Merluzzi’s outstanding leadership,” said Lefton. “Rick builds high performing teams internally, and creates valued partnerships externally.  He is laser-focused on our vision to become an injury-free company, and has a passion for helping all in the MEC family reach their fullest potential,” Lefton continued. Lefton concluded by saying, “Rick’s actions exemplify the Metal Exchange Dual Bottom Line philosophy, where the safety, well-being, and fulfillment of everyone within MEC are held equal to our financial success. I have extreme confidence in Rick’s ability to continue to lead Metal Exchange Corporation to new heights, as we continue our quest to impact our world and create raving fans.”

“Metal Exchange has an incredible track record of success over its 45-year history. I am humbled and honored to work for this family-owned, people-focused organization, which has a long-term commitment to our industry,” said Rick Merluzzi, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of MEC.  “We have grown substantially by focusing on helping our customers achieve success.  This impressive growth is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of the many talented people throughout our company who embrace our core values of safety, integrity, respect and drive,” concluded Merluzzi.

Metal Exchange Corporation is a private, family-owned company with global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. It is one of the most diverse providers of non-ferrous metals. Founded in 1974, Metal Exchange Corporation and its family of companies are industry leaders in non-ferrous metals, from purchasing to manufacturing and processing. With offices in Zurich, Shanghai and Singapore, Metal Exchange Corporation has the international presence needed to link suppliers and customers around the globe. Metal Exchange Corporation’s other affiliated companies are Metal Exchange Trading, Pennex Aluminum Company, Continental Aluminum and Electro Cycle, Inc.

New Trading office in Singapore

St Louis, MO [March 14, 2019] – Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC) has announced the opening of a trading office in Singapore to serve the South and Southeast Asia markets.

The Singapore office, MEC Global Trading Pte Ltd, will be led by Craig Weber, Global Business Manager.  Craig has 24 years of experience with MEC and has previously established both the Zurich trading office and the Shanghai representative office.

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