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Oak Brook's A. M. Castle names two new executives

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Oak Brook's A. M. Castle & Co. named two new executive who the company said will lead the global commercial and operations functions.

Steve Letnich, 45, was appointed chief commercial officer. Prior to joining Castle, Letnich served as the vice president of sales and chief marketing officer for Central Steel and Wire and previously as the vice president of sales for Worthington Steelpac. Letnich has responsibility for developing the commercial strategy, overseeing the global sales team, leveraging best practices across the commercial organization and executing the commercial go-to-market strategy for the company.

Ron Knopp, 43, was appointed vice president of operations after serving in the interim role since February. Knopp joined Castle in 2009 and has held several operations leadership positions in the company. He will lead Castle's operations globally and drive a culture of continuous improvement.

"Building a high caliber leadership team is a key component of our plan to drive the Company's performance," said Scott Dolan, A.M. Castle president & CEO. "Steve and Ron bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be instrumental in helping the Company achieve its financial goals. We are delighted to have them as part of the team."

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