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Belfast, Northern Ireland – August 14, 2009
Vulcanium Metals International announced that a new titanium warehousing and processing facility will be fully operational in the UK by October, 2009. The facility, located near Belfast in Northern Ireland, will be equipped and staffed to be a state-of-the-art titanium stocking centre which will also provide FirstCut+® services. FirstCut+ Services are a comprehensive suite of first stage processing services and supply chain solutions for reducing costs and improving efficiencies for both customers and suppliers.
Commenting on the new facility, Jerry St. Clair, President of Vulcanium said, “We are creating a ‘Titanium Center of Excellence’ to better serve our global partners. We are reshaping the landscape of the titanium industry by changing expectations in service and value.”
The Northern Ireland facility will support Vulcanium’s business development managers located in the UK—Harvey Pitcher, Michael O’Prey and Richard Leeson, in serving aerospace, medical device and industrial markets across Europe.
Harvey Pitcher, located in Ringwood, Southampton in England, brings to Vulcanium years of experience at all levels of titanium supply chain. His background includes manufacturing approvals, new business development and a successful history of creating value for major aircraft manufacturers.
Michael O’Prey, based in Belfast, comes to Vulcanium with more than 20 years of experience – primarily with Bombardier / Shorts Brothers, in strategic sourcing programs and supply chain management for the European aerospace industry.
Richard Leeson, located in Birmingham, England brings to Vulcanium over two decades of commercial experience in aerospace and industrial metals, and a long history of developing international markets including Europe and Asia.
Simultaneously, Vulcanium also announced the promotion of Jim Ellis to Vice President of Global Operations. Ellis, who has been with Vulcanium since 2006, is instrumental in deploying Lean systems and FirstCut+® services at Vulcanium.
Vulcanium is a leading distributor and processor of titanium, serving the aerospace, medical device and industrial markets in the US and across the world. Vulcanium carries a full line of inventories in sheet, plate, bar and block products of CP, Ti-6AL-4V and Ti-6AL-4V Eli grades. Through its FirstCut+® Services, Vulcanium offers a comprehensive suite of first-stage processing and inventory management solutions to save supply chain costs and reduce manufacturing bottle-necks. Vulcanium is AS 9100 & ISO 9001 Certified.