Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC) has promoted Rick Merluzzi 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.
“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,” Lefton said.
“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 Merluzzi. “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.”
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.
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