ORLANDO, Fla. Duncan
Crowdis is retiring as chairman of the Aluminum Extruders
Crowdis, who is also the
president of Bonnell Aluminum Inc., will be replaced by Rick
Merluzzi, president and chief executive officer of Wellsville,
Pa.-based Pennex Aluminum Co.
"Its time to move on; time
to transfer the gavel to my successor," Crowdis said at the
AECs annual meeting and leadership conference in Orlando,
Fla., March 15, noting that he had considered retiring earlier
but concluded that "its nicer to retire when things are
looking on the upside, business is better, people are making
money and there is growth in the forecasts."
However, he will continue to
work with the AEC after his retirement, he said.
Crowdis last month said he will retire from Newnan,
Ga.-based Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Richmond, Va.-based
Tredegar Corp., effective June 1 (
amm.com, Feb. 22).