Ben Rosenzweig Named as Executive Chairman; Chris Hutter Confirmed as President and CEO
Aldo Mazzaferro Appointed as Independent Director, Brings Over Three Decades of Steel and Metals Industry Expertise
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2022--
Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNL) (“Synalloy” or the “Company”), an industrials company focused on the production and distribution of piping, tubing and specialty chemicals, has named Ben Rosenzweig, who previously served as chairman since May 2021, as executive chairman of the board and appointed Chris Hutter, who previously served as interim president and CEO since November 2020, as president and CEO, both effective as of March 18, 2022. Additionally, the Company has appointed Aldo Mazzaferro as an independent director to the board, effective March 18, 2022. Synalloy’s board of directors now consists of five members, with three serving independently.
Ben Rosenzweig, executive chairman of Synalloy, commented: “Chris has been leading Synalloy since we first embarked on this journey in November 2020, delivering notable improvements in our financial results and significantly enhancing the operations of our organization. I’m pleased that Chris will be leading our company as we strive for sustained profitable growth.”
Hutter stated: “Working alongside Ben to lead this organization since the initial days of the turnaround and being one of the largest shareholders, I’m proud of the meaningful improvements that we’ve made across our business and the many talented executives we’ve been able to bring to the organization. While we’ve laid a strong foundation, we are just getting started in unlocking the true potential Synalloy has to offer. I’m honored to lead this company and look forward to continuing to transform Synalloy into a best-in-class organization.”
Rosenzweig added: “As we execute on our transformation strategy, it was important that we continued to strengthen our board of directors with relevant industry expertise and solidify our leadership structure. Aldo is one of the foremost experts in the steel and metals sectors, and we firmly believe he will provide invaluable guidance to our board and executive team as we enter our next phase of growth.”
Mazzaferro commented: “It’s been inspiring to see the substantial progress that the team at Synalloy has made in a relatively short period of time. Having analyzed hundreds of companies throughout my career, I can attest to the significant opportunity at-hand to further capitalize on its capabilities to drive meaningful profitable growth. I look forward to contributing to the value creation effort as we enter this next stage of Synalloy’s evolution.”
Mazzaferro is a former equity research analyst with more than 35 years of experience covering the global steel and metals sectors at several prominent investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Group and Deutsche Bank. Over the course of his career, Mazzaferro was selected six times by Institutional Investor Magazine as an All-Star Steel Analyst and was ranked four times by The Wall Street Journal for superior stock picking. He currently sits on the board and is chair of the audit committee for Arctic Canadian Diamond Co., which owns and operates a diamond mining complex in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Mazzaferro is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and he earned his BA from Holy Cross College and holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
About Synalloy Corporation
Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNL) is a company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel and galvanized pipe and tube, the master distribution of seamless carbon pipe and tube, and the production of specialty chemicals. For more information about Synalloy Corporation, please visit its web site at www.synalloy.com.
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