Archive for December 23, 2015

Denny Adelung joins Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) as Director of Business Development, Oil and Gas

Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Denny Adelung as Director of Business Development, Oil and Gas, located in Houston, Texas. Denny will report to COO, Ben Huffman, and work in collaboration with EGI operating division Presidents to strategically coordinate and enhance the integrated delivery of products and services to Ellwood customers.

Prior to joining EGI, Denny spent over 40 years working in the Oil and Gas sector. His extensive experience both domestically and internationally includes 30 years with Schlumberger, retiring as US GeoMarket Manager, and 8 years with National Oilwell Varco (NOV) where he worked as Senior VP for Operations and Sales and retired as Senior VP Global Accounts. Denny attended the University of Texas and was a faculty member of the NOV/Purdue University Training program. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Drilling Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, and Independent Association of Drilling Contractors.

Denny and his wife make their home in Sugarland, Texas.

Dana Beyeler Named NDIA Representative to the NATO Industrial Advisory Group

Beyeler is member of the Industry Group reporting to NATO’s Conference of National Armaments Directors

ELLWOOD CITY, PA. – Mr. Dana Beyeler, Senior Vice President – Defense Engagement, ELLWOOD GROUP, Inc.(EGI) was recently appointed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics as the National Defense Industrial Association representative to the US Delegation of the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG).

The NIAG, first established in 1968, is a high-level consultative and advisory body of senior industrialists from NATO member countries, reporting directly to NATO’s Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD). Its responsibilities include providing a forum for the free exchange of views on industrial aspects of defense research, development and procurement within the Alliance; providing the CNAD with industrial advice on how to foster better government-to-industry and industry-to-industry armaments cooperation; and assisting NATO’s Main Armaments Groups in exploring opportunities for international collaboration.

Mr. Beyeler also serves as a member of the Precision Strike Association Board of Directors, as well as an active member of the NDIA’s International and Manufacturing Divisions. Prior to joining the defense industrial complex in 1976 Mr. Beyeler served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Beyeler’s career reflects ever increasing levels of responsibility as a military officer and as a civilian at both the divisional operational level as well as advancing broader corporate objectives.

“Dana’s vast international commercial experience has been invaluable in providing objectivity and a fresh perspective to addressing national and international security issues to include the art and science of precision engagement and the NATO mission,” said Ben Huffman, Chief Operating Officer of the ELLWOOD GROUP, Inc.

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2015-2016 EGI Metallurgy $15,000 Scholarship Winner Announced

This is to announce that Rachel Lukas is the winner of the ninth annual Ellwood Group, Inc. Metallurgy Scholarship. She is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in Material Science and Engineering; Rachel carries a 3.36 GPA.

The scholarship award ceremony will take place at the University of Pittsburgh during the 1st Quarter of 2016. Along with Brendan Connolly, EQS Operations Engineer, the scholarship award will be presented to Rachel by Marie Russo, EGI Director of Human Resources. Rachel will complete an internship at an Ellwood business unit during the summer of 2016.

Rachel possesses previous internship experience working as a Process Engineer. She provided metallurgical and metallographic support for a new alloy’s process development, as well as performed other research and development projects. Rachel is self-driven and possesses a raw enthusiasm for metallurgy.

EGI will also award $5,000 scholarships to Jacob Wolfman and to Alex Roach, who were finalists for the scholarship. Jacob is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in Material Science and Engineering. Jacob interned with North American Forgemasters (NAF) during the summer of 2015 and will be returning in January 2016 to intern at NAF. Alex is a junior at the University of Alabama and is majoring in Metallurgical and Material Engineering. He also was offered an internship within Ellwood during the summer 2016.

All three students were provided with tours of Ellwood’s manufacturing facilities in New Castle, PA and had the opportunity to meet and speak with several of the Company’s metallurgists, engineers and other representatives.

Marie Russo
EGI Director HR