CHICAGO David Rombough,
president of Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc., plans to retire from
the company Jan. 31. He will be replaced by Lou Germano, who is
currently executive vice president.
"I got to that time and stage of
my life where it was time to move on. You cant work
forever," Rombough told AMM in an exclusive interview
Wednesday, noting that he has worked at the Burlington,
Ontario-based steel tube and pipe distributor since it was
started 34 years ago and has been in the steel industry for 45
When Rombough started with
Marmon/Keystone Canada in 1978, it had only two locations:
Burlington and Montreal. The company is now "coast to coast"
and "the major pipe and tube player in Canada," Rombough
Rombough has held roles of
increasing responsibility, including regional manager, group
vice president and executive vice president. The possibility of
spending an entire career in the steel industryand in
just one market, pipe and tubeshows how much the sector
has to offer young people, he said.
Germano has been "groomed" for
his new job and has a deep knowledge of the company, its
products, people and procedures, Rombough said, noting that the
promotion was part of Marmon/Keystones succession
Germano has been with
Marmon/Keystone for 30 years. His positions have included
director of purchasing, vice president of purchasing and
executive vice president.
Marmon/Keystone Canada is part
of Butler, Pa.-based Marmon/Keystone LLC.