Materials Services, 2015-07-27, 03:00 PM
Frank Kevane CEO Copper and Brass Sales to Retire; Succeeded by Edward Kurasz
Transition to Occur First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015/16
Southfield, Mich., July 27, 2015 - Frank Kevane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Copper and Brass Sales, AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com divisions of thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc. (TKMNA), has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 30. Joining the company is Edward Kurasz, who will become the new President and CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2015. Kurasz joins the company from Atkore International, Harvey, Ill., where he previously served as Vice President and General Manager.
“Frank has played an instrumental role in our success during his nearly 35 years with the company. We thank him for his contributions in so many areas and wish him the best in a well-deserved retirement,” TKMNA President and CEO Christian Dohr said in announcing the changes. “Ed’s experience and strong skill set are particularly well-suited for our company and we look forward to continue growing our business and developing our people and services under his leadership.”
Kevane began his career with TKMNA’s Copper and Brass Sales division in 1973 at the company’s Dayton, Ohio, location and held a variety of sales positions over subsequent years. He left the company in 1979 and returned in 1987 as General Manager of the Detroit location. Kevane became Vice President of the company’s North East and South East Regions during the 1990s. In 1999, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources and assumed additional responsibilities for information technology as the Chief People and Information Officer in 2001. He was promoted to CEO of Copper and Brass Sales in 2003, assuming management of AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com as well.
Prior to joining TKMNA, Kurasz reported to the CEO and managed four business units for Atkore. He previously served as President of the Pipe, Tube and Conduit Group for Atkore and Global Vice President, Pipe and Tube, for Tyco International. Kurasz also served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He will be based in the company’s Southfield, Mich., headquarters.
The Copper and Brass Sales division will report to Kurasz effective Oct. 1. The AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com divisions will initially report to Dohr after Kurasz assumes his new role. After an interim transition period, the divisions will report to Kurasz going forward.
About thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc.
thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc., is a leading North American provider of production materials and integrated service solutions. The company is staffed by more than 2,900 employees and operates in more than 90 North American locations. For additional information about thyssenkrupp Materials NA, visit www.tkmna.com.
thyssenkrupp has approximately 150,000 employees in over 80 countries working with passion and expertise to develop technologies, products and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of the company’s success. In fiscal year 2013/2014, ThyssenKrupp generated sales of around €41 billion.