Pennex extruded products names president

Chuck Stout has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry. (Courtesy: Metal Exchange Corporation)

Chuck Stout has been promoted to president of Pennex Aluminum Company Extruded Products Division.

In his new role, Stout will be responsible for the overall strategic, financial, commercial, and operational functions for the extruded products businesses in Wellsville and York, Pennsylvania, and Leetonia, Ohio.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Stout joined Pennex in 2016 as general manager of the Leetonia, Ohio, location. He has an impressive background in the manufacturing industry including roles as plant manager and vice president of operations. His office will remain in Leetonia.

Stout said, “It is an honor to take the reins of a very successful extrusion business and lead a highly engaged team of people that are extremely committed to serving our customers. They are incredibly proud of their past recognition as tops in the industry in total customer satisfaction and energetically carry on that legacy.”

“Chuck adeptly navigated our Ohio location through the $25 million expansion of our advance manufacturing fabrication facility,” said Rick Merluzzi, chief executive officer of Metal Exchange Corporation. “He personifies our core values of safety, integrity, respect, and drive and clearly embraces our ‘dual bottom line’ leadership style, which prioritizes the safety and well-being of employees equal to financial success.”