ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Precoat Metals today announced the appointment of Kurt Russell, a leader whose long-time success and expertise in manufacturing and plant management includes engineering and quality systems, to the role of President.
"Kurt is a tremendous visionary who has played an instrumental role in Precoat Metals' strategy and success since he joined the company in 2010," said Gerard M. Dombek, Chief Executive Officer. "He is the right leader to take Precoat Metals to the next level of organic growth and acquisition in the coil coating and related metals industries."
Dombek, who previously held the role of President and CEO, will continue to serve as CEO.
During Russell's earlier tenure at Precoat Metals he was Vice President of Manufacturing, leading the company's 16 coil coating lines at 14 locations throughout the U.S. on initiatives in continuous improvement and process control, and the implementation of new manufacturing approaches.
In 2015 Precoat Metals acquired the metal coil coating and processing assets of Consolidated Metal Products, a business unit of Consolidated Systems Inc. Earlier in 2011 Precoat Metals acquired Roll Coater, a provider of pre-fabrication coil coating services to steel mills, service centers, and equipment manufacturers. With the Roll Coater acquisition Precoat Metals became the largest U.S. supplier of metal coating products serving multiple industries including construction, consumer goods packaging, lighting and HVAC.
Precoat Metals also supplies equipment, appliances, and garage and entry door manufacturers.
Russell previously was Director of U.S. Manufacturing at Black & Decker. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.
Other leadership promotions announced by Precoat Metals include Jason Crawford, as the company's Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Precoat Metals, headquartered in St. Louis and founded in 1961, has more than 1,000 employees.
Precoat Metals, a unit of Sequa Corporation, is the largest independent metal coil coater in North America, provides quick, dependable service and the highest standard of quality to a broad range of industrial customers. Precoat Metals is a leader in the application of decorative and protective coatings to continuous coiled metal for use in commercial and residential construction, appliance, HVAC, transportation, and container products.
Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, energy and metal coatings industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit www.sequa.com.
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