SCHAUMBURG, IL – Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. (“GBC”) today announced that Jeffrey A. Byrd has been hired as the Vice President, Business Integration and Supply Chain. Mr. Byrd will report to John J. Wasz, GBC’s Chief Operating Officer.
As the Vice President, Business Integration and Supply Chain, Mr. Byrd will work with the Presidents of A.J. Oster, LLC, Chase Brass, LLC and GBC Metals, LLC (d/b/a Olin Brass) to advance synergies across GBC’s portfolio. He will also be accountable for extending the breadth and depth of GBC’s supply chain competencies to continually improve service levels and working capital management.
“Jeff’s strategic, collaborative, and analytical abilities will complement the strength of our executive team. Efficiently integrating core business systems and deploying best practices across our organization are crucial for our continued success and future growth,” explained Mr. Wasz.
Mr. Byrd has more than twenty-five years of metals industry experience, filling a wide range of executive leadership, manufacturing, supply chain, materials and sales roles. Most recently, Mr. Byrd served as the Vice President, Global Operating Systems for Aleris International, Inc.
About Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., (“GBC”) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of copper and copper-alloy strip, sheet, plate, foil, rod and fabricated components in North America and one of the largest in the world. GBC employs approximately 1900 employees worldwide, most of whom are employed through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The companies of GBC, which include GBC Metals, LLC doing business as Olin Brass, Chase Brass, LLC, and A.J. Oster, LLC, and their divisions and subsidiaries, operate manufacturing and distribution facilities in Illinois, Ohio, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, along with joint ventures in Japan and China. GBC’s companies market and sell products under a variety of trademarks and trade names including Olin Brass, Chase Brass, Fineweld Tube, Somers Thin Strip, Blue Dot, Green Dot, Eco Brass, and CuVerro. For further information visit www.gbcmetals.com.
GBC is owned by KPS Capital Partners, LP, the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity limited partnerships with over $2.8 billion of assets under management focused on constructive investing in restructurings, turnarounds, and other special situations. The KPS investment strategy and portfolio companies are described in detail at the firm’s website: www.kpsfund.com.
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