Rodney Brennen, vice president/CFO, Metco Industries, Inc., St. Marys, Pennsylvania, has been elected the 31st president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), succeeding Dean Howard, PMT, North American Höganäs Co., a subsidiary of Höganäs AB, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania. His two-year term began at the conclusion of the Federation’s annual Powder Metallurgy (PM) Management Summit and 76th Annual MPIF Business Meeting, October 23–25, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brennen has worked for Metco Industries for more than 25 years, as the finance and personnel manager, and progressing to his current position as vice president/CFO. He most recently served as president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association. He is active in APMI International, a past chairman of the West Penn Chapter (1999-2001), and currently serves on the APMI board of directors. Brennen received the Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award in 2021.
Two of the Federation’s six associations also instated new presidents following the Summit. Nicola Gismondi, PMT, vice president sales and marketing, MPP, Noblesville, Indiana, has been elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA) and will serve a two-year term.
Christopher Adam, PMT, president and chief executive officer, Valimet Inc., Lodi, California, has been elected president of the Association for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) and will serve a two-year term.