Metal Exchange Corp., St. Louis, has announced that Mark Butterfield has joined the company as president of Pennex Extruded Products, where he will be responsible for the overall strategic, financial, commercial, organizational and operational aspects of the extruded products businesses in Wellsville and York, Pennsylvania, and Leetonia, Ohio.
Butterfield has more than 30 years of progressive experience in the aluminum extrusion industry, including previous experience working in automotive manufacturing. He has a background in the manufacturing industry, including leadership roles as managing director and vice president of engineering - manufacturing. He also serves on the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) as a board of directors member and AEC Automotive Committee chairman. Butterfield’s office will be in Leetonia.
“I’m honored to join Pennex Extruded Products, which is one of the preeminent extruders in North America,” he says. “Pennex is a respected industry leader rich in talent, history and opportunity. Our company is well-positioned for growth and success as we further develop our aluminum solutions capability and value-added service to our customers. I look forward to the opportunity to lead the company into a very exciting future.”
Referring to Pennex’s parent company, he says, “Metal Exchange Corp. has an incredible reputation in our industry, and I am very pleased to be part of the executive team.”
Chief Executive Officer of Metal Exchange Rick Merluzzi adds, “Mark is a tremendous addition to our team. He combines extensive industry experience with outstanding leadership skills. His in-depth knowledge, experience, and business acumen will bring valued direction to Pennex Extruded Products. He has a proven track record of growth and we expect his vision will continue, and even accelerate, the success of the business.”