Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE: AP) today announced the appointment of Samuel C. Lyon as President of Union Electric Steel Corporation (Union Electric Steel), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ampco-Pittsburgh, effective February 4, 2019. Mr. Lyon succeeds Rodney Scagline, former Union Electric Steel President. The Corporation would like to thank Mr. Scagline for his contributions and leadership during the past seven years and wishes him the very best in his future endeavors.
Mr. Lyon brings over 27 years of experience in lean manufacturing, operations and process improvement leadership to his role at Union Electric Steel, most recently serving as Vice President and Group President of Performance Engineered Products for Carpenter Technology Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of stainless steels and corrosion-resistant alloys. In this role, Mr. Lyon had overall leadership responsibility for the Dynamet Incorporate, Carpenter Powder Products, Amega West Services, and Distribution businesses. Prior to this leadership position, Mr. Lyon was Vice President and General Manager for Dynamet.
Mr. Lyon has held executive roles in operations management as Chief Operating Officer for the UCI-Fram Pumps Business, Vice President of North East Manufacturing Operations for AFGlobal Corporation, and as Vice President of Operations and Director of Lean Manufacturing for Precision Castparts Corporation. Mr. Lyon has also held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership during his 17 years with Alcoa Forged Products.
Mr. Lyon holds a bachelors degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He will be based in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
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“We are pleased that Sam has agreed to join our executive team,” said J. Brett McBrayer, Chief Executive Officer of Ampco-Pittsburgh. “Sam has a unique background in manufacturing and a proven track record for driving positive results. He has a hands-on approach and expertise in operational efficiency, combined with knowledge and experience in the metals industry. The addition of Sam to our leadership team is a critical step in our business improvement plan.
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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Melanie L. Sprowson
Director, Investor Relations