Synalloy’s Management and Board of Directors sincerely appreciate the support of our shareholders, customers and dedicated employees.
Craig C. Bram
Mr. Bram became CEO, President and a director of Synalloy on January 24, 2011. From 2004 until September 24, 2010, he served as a director of the Company. He has over 30 years’ experience in business management, financial operations, logistics, management consulting, business start-ups and strategic planning for a variety of companies. Mr. Bram received his BBA in Marketing from James Madison University, graduating Summa cum Laude. He also received his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a concentration in Finance.
Richard D. Sieradzki
Mr. Sieradzki, a certified public accountant, was named Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance effective June 18, 2010. He served as interim CFO from April 5, 2010 until his appointment as CFO and Vice President, Finance. In June 2007, he joined Synalloy as Assistant Vice President, Finance. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed by Buffets, Inc. – Ryan’s Division as Divisional Vice President, Finance from 2006 to 2007 and from 1988 to 2006, he was Vice President, Accounting and Corporate Controller at Ryan’s Restaurant Group, Inc. He received his B. S. degree from Indiana University at South Bend.
Cheryl C. Carter
Ms. Carter has been Corporate Secretary since joining Synalloy in 1987 and was named Director of Human Resources in 2006. She received her B. S. degree from the University of South Carolina.
J. Kyle Pennington
Kyle Pennington was named President of Bristol Metals, LLC in June 2011. He was President of Brismet Pipe Division from September 2009 to June 2011 and served as Vice President of Manufacturing, Bristol Metals from December 2007 through September 2009. Prior to joining Bristol Metals in 2007, Mr. Pennington worked 17 years in the metals industry including 12 years’ experience in executive management and service on the Board of Directors of Texas & Northern Industries, a Lone Star Steel subsidiary. He received his B.S. in Business Management degree from the University of Tennessee.
John Tidlow joined Bristol Metals, LLC in October 2001. He has worked as VP of Marketing and Planning as well as VP of Purchasing during his tenure before taking over as Executive Vice President in 2010. During 2012, he took over the role of General Manager of Fabrication as well. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Villanova University.
Greg Gibson graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MBA from the University of North Alabama. Prior to joining Manufacturers Chemicals, he began his sales career in the pharmaceutical industry. Since joining our company seven years ago, Greg Gibson has provided expertise in building client relationships, growing product market share, sales profitability and developing and executing sales strategies.
Kevin Hrebenar is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master’s degree in Surface and Colloid Chemistry and an MBA (1980). He began his career in the specialty chemical and surfactant industries in 1980 when he joined a large textile firm in La Grange, Ga. Prior to joining Manufacturers Chemicals, he worked as a Vice President of R&D for a medium-sized specialty chemical company focused on developing new surfactant and silicone technologies. He has direct management experience developing new molecules and formulating products for the Consumer, HI&I and Industrial markets. His technical expertise reaches across a variety of industries including textiles, surface treatments, petroleum, cleaning, paints and coatings, personal care and wood preservatives to name a few.