Archive for February 20, 2017

$15,000 Metallurgy Scholarship 2016 – 2017 Winner Announced

This is to announce that Joshua Young of Clinton Township, Michigan is the winner of the tenth annual Ellwood Group, Inc. Metallurgy Scholarship. He is a junior at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Joshua is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and carries a 3.82 GPA.

Joshua was selected as the recipient because he is an exceptional student, with a genuine interest in heavy metals manufacturing. He has relevant intern experience in a melt shop and will further his intern experience at an Ellwood business unit this summer.

The scholarship will be presented to Joshua by Marie Russo, EGI Director HR, at MSU in March 2017.

EGI will also award $5,000 scholarships each to Curtis Baker and Wesley Roth, who were finalists for the scholarship. Curtis is attending Montana Tech and majoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Wesley is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and majoring in Materials Science and Engineering.

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

Ellwood Group, Inc. Promotes Valli Senthilnathan to President of Ellwood Texas Forge Navasota

Effective February 1, 2017, Ellwood Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Valli Senthilnathan as President of Ellwood Texas Forge Navasota (ETFN), reporting to Richard Allender, Group President—Ellwood Texas Operations.

Valli joined ETFN in 2008 as Vice President and General Manager. Prior to ETFN, he held the roles of Plant Manager and Quality Manager at Interstate Southwest, Navasota, Texas since 2005. He worked for Metaldyne/Mascotech Corporation, Plymouth, MI from 1996 till 2005 and held various roles in Sales, Engineering and Operations.

Valli holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, and a Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Valli and his wife, Zoila, and their two children reside in College Station, Texas.