MP Groups Elect Officers

Michael E. Lutheran, vice president of United States Metal Powders Inc. (USMP), of Flemington, NJ, was elected president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation; and Barton White, president of SCM Metal Products Inc., of Research Triangle Park, N.C., was elected president of the Metal Powder Producers Association.

Lutheran follows Mark C. Paullin in the position. Paullin is president and CEO of Capstan, Gardena, CA. Prior to joining USMP in 2007, which was formerly U.S. Bronze Powders Inc., Lutheran was senior vice president of North American Hoganas, Inc., Hollsopple, PA. Previously serving as president of MPPA and a director of APMI International, the PM industries professional society, Lutheran has a degree in metallurgical engineering from Penn State.

Before joining SCM in 2004, White served as vice president and general manager of AMPAL Inc., Palmerton, PA. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's in business administration from Concordia University in Montreal.

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