CARNEGIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE: AP) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected J. Brett McBrayer, age 52, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director, effective July 1, 2018. Mr. McBrayer succeeds the Corporation’s current CEO, John S. Stanik, who announced his impending retirement in October 2017.
Mr. McBrayer brings over 27 years of international business and manufacturing leadership to his role at Ampco-Pittsburgh, most recently serving as President and CEO at Airtex Products and ASC Industries, a global manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket and OEM fuel and water pumps. Before joining Airtex/ASC, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Alcan Cable business at Rio Tinto Alcan. This position was preceded by his role as Vice President and General Manager of the Specialty Metals Division at Precision Castparts Corporation. Mr. McBrayer has also held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership during his 20 years with Alcoa, Inc.
Mr. McBrayer received his Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
"Brett is an outstanding leader who has a proven track record of leadership and success," said Mr. Leonard Carroll, Chairman of the Board. "I'm very pleased with the Board's decision, and I'm confident Brett will lead the Corporation towards a great future and increase shareholder value."
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank John for his outstanding leadership and tremendous contributions to Ampco-Pittsburgh,” continued Mr. Carroll. “John’s guidance and strategic oversight will have a lasting impact on the Corporation. We wish him all the best in the years ahead.”
About Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, through its operating subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, is a leading producer of forged and cast rolls for the worldwide steel and aluminum industries, as well as ingot and open die forged products for the oil and gas, aluminum, and plastic extrusion industries. Ampco-Pittsburgh is also a producer of air and liquid processing equipment, primarily custom-engineered finned tube heat exchange coils, large custom air handling systems and centrifugal pumps. The Corporation operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Slovenia, and China. Sales offices are located in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Corporate headquarters is located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
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