AMG Vanadium honors employees for company service

AMG Vanadium held its annual Retirement and Employee Service Award Dinner on Thursday, November 10, at the Cambridge Country Club. Twenty-two employees and one retiree were honored at this year’s recognition program, representing a combined total of 270 years of service. Company President Hoy E. Frakes, Jr. and other members of the company’s leadership team presented the service awards to attendees. Mr. Frakes and Jon Sedor, USW Unit President, honored the retiree with a gift of appreciation from the Company and the Local Union 5050-01.

The following individuals were recognized and honored:

Ron Cazzell – Arc Furnace Operator, 40 years of service

40 Years
James Carter – Vice President International Sales

25 Years
David Wardle – Quality Manager

20 Years
Philip Jirles – Janitor
William Moore – Welder A
David VanHoose – Crusher/Utility
10 Years
Carolyn Leach – Roaster Operator/Helper
Scott Reed – Roaster Operator/Helper
David Roe – Roaster Utility
James Swigert – Roaster Operator/Helper
Susan Harrier – Regulatory Compliance Planner

5 Years
Jason Hannahs – Overhead Cane Operator/Utility
Billy Hough – Arc Furnace Operator
Colin Lanning – Arc Furnace Operator
Bob McPeak – Furnace Room Floorman
David Roberts – Roaster Operator/Helper
Tom Thompson – Roaster Utility
Mark Wittenbrook – Mobile Equipment Operator
Mark Anderson – Director of Sales and Marketing
Ed Forshey – Plant Manager
Aaron Hopkins – Senior Process Engineer
Jeff Morosco – Safety Coordinator
Ray Zerger – Melt Shop Supervisor

2011 Service Award

Seated Row 1 (L-R): Dave Roe; Bob McPeak; Ron Cazzell, Retiree; Sue Leach; David Wardle, Quality Manager
Seated Row 2 (L-R): Colin Lanning; Tom Thompson; Jamie Swigert; Ray Zerger; Aaron Hopkins; Susan Harrier; Wayne Schuerle; Phil Jirles
Standing Row 3 (L-R): Stacy Carr, Human Resource Manager; Scott Atkinson, Roaster Manager; Ed Forshey, Plant Manager; Jim Carter, Vice President International Sales; Hoy Frakes, Jr., President; Jon Sedor, Machinist and President USW Local 5050-01; Shawn Buchtel, Controller; Jeff Morosco, Safety Coordinator; Dave Lewis, Technical Director; Colleen Heacock, Vice President of Organizational Development and Sourcing


About AMG Vanadium LLC

AMG Vanadium LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”, EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: “AMG”), a global leader in the production of highly engineered specialty metal products and advanced vacuum furnace systems. Located in Cambridge, Ohio, AMG Vanadium specializes in the environmentally beneficial conversion of oil refinery and power plant waste products into specialty metals used by global steel producers in automotive, energy transmission and infrastructure applications. By using materials which would otherwise be discarded as waste, AMG Vanadium encourages environmental stewardship, energy conservation and resource recovery, making it the environmental leader in this global industry. AMG Vanadium is the North American ferrovanadium market share leader and has two primary product lines: FEROVAN®, its ferrovanadium alloy used in the production of steel to improve its strength, and FeNiMoly® which is a valuable additive utilized in the production of stainless and carbon steels.