John Weritz has been named Vice President of Standards and Technology at the Aluminum Association, effective July 9th, Heidi Brock, President of the Aluminum Association, announced today.
In this role Weritz will be responsible for the development and maintenance of industry standards for alloys, aluminum alloy/temper products, and structural applications. He will also serve as chief industry resource responding to technical and general queries from customers, government agencies, the media, and the public concerning aluminum products, processes, and standards. Weritz comes to the Aluminum Association from Wise Alloys, where he has served as Metallurgy Manager since 2007. In that role, he was responsible for developing and improving manufacturing methods for Wise's commercial aluminum products.
Weritz brings over 30 years of experience in the production of aluminum sheet, plate, foil, and extrusion products. He began his career at Reynolds Metals Company, earning roles of increasing responsibility in 25 years with the company, including Metallurgical Supervisor, Quality Control Manager, Can Stock Technical Manager, Director of Quality Assurance and Metallurgy, and Production Manager.
Subsequently, he moved to McCook Metals LLC, where he was Senior Vice President responsible for plants acquired by Michigan Avenue Partners, as well as due diligence and technical evaluations of potential new acquisitions.
"John has both the deep technical knowledge and the proven managerial experience required to fulfill this critical position within the Association and our industry," Brock noted. "I'm confident he will make a strong contribution to the standards and technology work we carry out at the Association, and I look forward to having him on our team."
Weritz holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.