Kawneer_Ivan RusKawneer Co. Inc., an Alcoa business, has appointed Ivan Rus as sales manager for its central region. In this role, Rus will lead the central region sales team, which includes West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Rus began his career with Alcoa more than a decade ago, first serving as the manager of Kawneer’s Cleveland service center. He later joined the sales team as architectural sales representative.

Prior to joining Alcoa, Rus served as a plant manager for The Kennedy Group in Willoughby, Ohio, and as a group leader for Stouffer’s Foods/Nestlé Frozen Foods.

“Ivan’s diverse background and track record of success made him the ideal candidate for this position,” says Colin Brosmer, director of sales for Kawneer North America. “His extensive experience with Kawneer will further enhance his ability to lead his team as they cultivate business in the Central Region and help drive profitable growth.”

Rus holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.