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Pennex Extruded Products Names President

Monday, August 3, 2020  
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Pennex Aluminum Company is announced that Chuck Stout has been promoted to president of the Pennex 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 US 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.

According to Stout, "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," says 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."