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Aluminum Association names new VP

Heidi Brock, president of the Aluminum Association, announced that, effective July 9th, John Weritz has been named vice president of standards and technology.

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.

Weritz holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.