Distribution Services Inc. president Norman Gottschalk Jr. will
retire Jan. 31, 2014, after 45 years with the company.
Alan Wilkinson, the
companys vice president, will succeed Gottschalk.
"It is also very
comforting to know that a competent, experienced executive like
Alan Wilkinson is in place to see that the team continues to
grow and be successful," Gottschalk said in a statement Sept.
predecessor Keystone Tubular Service Corp. in 1968 as an
accountant, Gottschalk held a series of positions of increasing
responsibility until being promoted in 1984 to vice
president/controller of Butler, Pa.-based Marmon/Keystone LLC.
He was named president in 1989, a position he held until being
named president of Marmon Distribution Services in 2012.
Gottschalk has served
on many metals industry boards through the Metals Service
Center Institute (MSCI), where he was a past chairman, and the
National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors.
Wilkinson held various
positions of increasing responsibility since joining
Marmon/Keystone in 1978. He was named regional vice president
of Marmon/Keystone in 1999 and was promoted to vice president
of Marmon Distribution Services in 2012. He serves on
MSCIs board of directors.