Falconer, N.Y.-based Ellison Bronze Inc. announced the promotion of James Chau to purchasing manager.

James Chau
James Chau

Chau started with Ellison in 1995 as a stockroom assistant and was later promoted to inventory control manager. Now in his new position, Chau is the main point of contact for Ellison’s vendors. He is responsible for securing cost, ensuring availability and ordering materials and supplies, according to the company.

“We were impressed with James from the beginning of his employment at Ellison,” says Mark Graves, president. “He has our full confidence that he will be as successful in his new position as he has been for the past 20 years. We’re proud to have him on the Ellison team.”