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Materials Services, 2015-08-25, 03:00 PM

Vern Ginunas Executive Vice President and COO of Copper and Brass Sales Leaving Company at End of Year

Southfield, Mich., August 25, 2015 - Vern Ginunas, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Copper and Brass Sales division of thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc. (TKMNA), will be stepping down from the company effective Dec. 31 in his official capacity, but will continue to work with thyssenkrupp Materials NA as a consultant afterward.

“Vern‘s drive and tenacity has been instrumental in the growth of and success of our company over the years. We are fortunate to be able to retain his knowledge as an advisor, but his daily input will be greatly missed,” said Frank Kevane, current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Copper and Brass Sales Division.

Vern Ginunas joined Copper and Brass Sales in 1982 holding varied sales and management positions ultimately leading to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the company. During his tenure Vern was a leading Executive on many key organizational changes and major initiatives such as the implementation of SAP, and the development and early recognition of the online channel leading to the acquisition of in 2007.

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

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Over 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2013/2014 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €41 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.

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