Chairman & CEO
Mike represents the second generation of the Lefton family to lead the Metal Exchange family of companies. Mike has spent his entire working career at MEC and prior to becoming CEO in 2010 held a variety of roles under the leadership of his father, MEC founder Morris Lefton. Mike holds an MBA from Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri.
President & COO
Rick oversees the strategic and operating performance of our family of companies. He joined the organization in 2005 and served as the President of Pennex Aluminum prior to joining the corporate team at MEC. Rick holds an MBA from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Matt is the newest member of the Executive Leadership Team, having joined MEC in the summer of 2016. He holds an MBA from Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University.
President, Trading Division
Ben has been with the organization since 2007, starting as a Business Unit Manager and then being promoted in 2013 to lead the Trading Division. He holds both an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University.
Mark was appointed to his current position in 2016 following assignments as Director of Business Development for MEC and President of ElementAL Holdings. Mark has been with the organization since 2011 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.
Mark has been with the organization since 2012. Mark holds an MBA from Athabasca University in Canada, where he also did his undergraduate work in Chemistry.
Director, Engineering Services, Trading Division
Scott has overall operational responsibility for our Electro Cycle, Inc. business, the MEC Trailer Shop and the Security enterprise wide. Scott has been with the organization since 2002 and holds both a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.
Vice President, Human Resources
Chad joined MEC in 2014 and is tasked with driving best practices across the organization. Chad holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Indiana University.
Vice President, IT
Tom has been with the organization since 2004. Tom leads all enterprise-wide IT initiatives and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Jeff has been with the organization since 2011. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Washington University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.