The results of the annual election of officers and directors of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) were announced at the recent 64th Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference on March 14 in Orlando, Fla.

Richard A. Merluzzi, president and CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the AEC. Duncan Crowdis, president of Bonnell Aluminum Co. in Newnan, Ga., was elected as immediate past chairman.

Martin Bidwell, president and COO of Magnode Corp. in Trenton, Ohio, a former AEC chair and Distinguished Service Award winner, was elected to a new three-year term as an extruder director and to act as an at-large member of the executive committee. Rand Baldwin was re-elected to the non-voting position as president of the Council.

In addition, Matt McMahon, president of Pries Enterprises Inc. in Independence, Iowa, was elected to a three-year term as independent extruder director. The remaining four extruder directors will continue their terms; these include Jeff Henderson of Sapa Extrusions North America in Chicago; Herb Schuler Jr. of General Extrusions Inc. in Youngstown, Ohio; and Scott Kelly of Service Center Metals in Prince George, Va.

In addition, three supplier/producer directors were re-elected: Jim Dickson of Rio Tinto Alcan in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, was re-elected to a final two-year term as an at-large director; and Neil Chrisman of Spectrum Metal Finishing in Youngstown, Ohio, and Carl Eppolito of Alcoa Primary Metals in Knoxville, Tenn., were re-elected to their final two-year terms as supplier director and producer director, respectively.