Special Metals announces new appointments

Special Metals Welding Products Company, formerly Inco Alloys International Inc., has announced the following organisational changes.

DERYK WEBSTER has been appointed Director, Sales and Marketing. Mr Webster’s 23-year career in the welding supplies industry began in 1979 with the Europe-based Oerlikon Welding. A Chartered Engineer with a formal education in Metallurgy, he subsequently held positions in Technical Services, Product and Commercial management. He was appointed General Manager of Oerlikon Welding’s UK business in 1990, remaining with Oerlikon until joining Inco Alloys Welding Products Company in February 1979 as Commercial Manager for the European Region.

Mr Webster will report to recently appointed General Manager of Welding Products Company, DR JESSE CHEN. Dr Chen is a Fellow of ASM and has held a number of technical and management positions with multinationals including CBI, Cabot, FMC, and Ingersoll Rand. Most recently, he was Chairman and General Manager of Ingersoll Rand’s bearing operation in China, the Torrington Wuxi Bearings Company.

JIM WALKER has been appointed Global Marketing Manager. Mr Walker is an engineer who trained and worked as a metallurgist with Bonney Forge International and Babcock & Wilcox in the UK from 1971–82 before joining the Welding Manufacturing Industry with Phillips Welding. He has since held positions as Welding Engineer, Product Manager, Sales Manager and Marketing Manager with Phillips Welding, Esab Group, and Oerlikon Welding respectively before joining Inco Alloys International Welding Products Company in 1997 as European Marketing Manager. In his new role Jim will continue to be based at the companies European Office in the UK and managing the global activities with colleagues at the company headquarters in Newton, North Carolina. Mr Walker reports to Deryk Webster.

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