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Nancy Molenda

AEC Announces New Board Members in Annual Election

April 17, 2018; Wauconda, Illinois -- The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) announced the results of the annual election of officers and directors at the 69th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference last month in Coronado, California.

R. Scott Kelley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Center Metals in Prince George, VA, was elected to serve as Chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council. Mr. Kelley has more than 32 years of sales and operations experience in the aluminum industry. Prior to founding Service Center Metals in 2001, Mr. Kelley served as National Sales Manager for Kaiser Aluminum, in charge of distribution marketing and sales activities and as National Distribution Market Manager for Reynolds Metals Company, responsible for marketing, sales and strategic planning. Mr. Kelley has been a member of the AEC Board of Directors since 2013 when he served as an Independent Extruder Director until he was elected to the Executive Committee in 2016 as Vice Chairman of the Council.

“I am honored and excited to accept the Chairmanship position with the AEC,” said Kelley. “Our organization has become the champion of the extrusion and aluminum industry through the dedication and service of our members. We will continue leading the AEC’s efforts to promote, improve and protect our thriving industry.”

Brook Massey, President of MI Metals in Oldsmar, FL, was elected to serve as Vice Chairman. Brook Hamilton, President of Bonnell Aluminum in Newnan, GA, was elected to the at-large position on the Executive Committee. Matt McMahon, President of Pries Enterprises in Independence, IA, was elected to serve as Immediate Past Chairman, and Martin Bidwell, President and CEO of Magnode Corporation in Trenton, OH, was elected as Past Chairman. And, Jeff Henderson was re-elected to the nonvoting position as President of the Council.

In addition, two new members of the Board of Directors were elected. Joe Jackman, President of ALMAG Aluminum in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and Peter Hedman, Director-Advanced Product Development & Communications of Hydro Extrusion North America headquartered in Rosemont, IL, each were elected to three-year terms as Extruder Directors.

Armand Sanguigni, President of Matalco, Inc. in Brampton, Ontario, Canada was re-elected to a two-year term as Producer Director.

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The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), established in 1950, is an international association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices. Advocacy programs ensure that aluminum extruders, suppliers and their products remain relevant and viable in an ever-changing legislative and regulatory climate. More than 120 member companies represent primary aluminum producers and other industry suppliers in addition to aluminum extruders operating hundreds of extrusion presses in hundreds of plants worldwide. For more information, visit the website at; contact AEC at