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.
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 joined MEC and the Executive Leadership Team in the summer of 2016. He holds an MBA from Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University.
Vice President, Corporate Development
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 earned his current title in 2019. He holds both an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University.
Executive Vice President, Trading Division
Since joining MEC in 2007, Vijay has built strong customer relationships while progressing through roles of increasing responsibility in the company’s scrap, remelt scrap ingot and value-added product businesses. He was named Executive Vice President of the Trading Division in 2019.
President, MEC Cast Products
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.
Vice President, Information Technology
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.
Vice President, Finance
Dave joined Metal Exchange in 2016. Dave leads the FP&A and Treasury functions for the organization. He holds an MBA from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Belmont University.
Vice President, Human Resources
Becky, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Lindenwood University and Advanced Human Resource Executive Education Certificate from the University of Michigan-Ross, joined MEC in 2015. In that time she has brought significant value and leadership to the HR organization. She has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility and has been proudly serving as VP of HR since 2019.
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.