Kubick Named President at Wisconsin Centrifugal

Aug. 25, 2008
SVP to direct MetalTek Intl. sales, marketing

MetalTek International has promoted E.J. Kubick from vice president-operations to president of its Wisconsin Centrifugal division. Both the company and the subsidiary are headquartered in Waukesha, WI.

Kubick will be the sixth president of Wisconsin Centrifugal in its 63-year history. He had been president of MetalTek’s Carondelet Foundry division from June 2003 through June 2006, before becoming v.p.-Operations at Wisconsin Centrifugal.

MetalTek has five metalcasting operations in the U.S.: Bearium Metals and Southern Centrifugal, both in Chattanooga, TN; Carondelet Corp., in Peveley, MO; Wisconsin Centrifugal, in Waukesha, WI; and Wisconsin Investcast, in Watertown, WI. Recently, it purchased Meighs Castings Ltd., an English foundry serving defense and oil-and-gas industries.

Also, MetalTek named Larry Blanton as its senior vice president for Sales and Marketing, with responsibility for all six operating subsidiaries. The company states that Blanton will emphasize the expansion of MetalTek’s International sales representation and generation of new business from targeted international markets.

Robert Smickley is CEO of MetalTek, and according to a company release the executive changes will allow him to increase his focus on long-term strategic growth for the group.