May 8, 2007

Norman E. Gottschalk, Jr., Named New Chairman of MSCI

May 08, 2007

Norman E. Gottschalk, Jr., Named New Chairman of MSCI

ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, May 8, 2007 – Norman E. Gottschalk, Jr., president of Marmon/Keystone Corporation of Butler, Pennsylvania, has been named the new chairman of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), effective July 1, 2007. He succeeds Donald R. McNeeley, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer of Chicago Tube and Iron, whose two-year term is expiring.

Gottschalk has been president of Marmon/Keystone since March 1989 and before that, was vice president and controller. He has been with the company since 1968, when he began his career as an accountant, and later was an accounting supervisor, assistant controller and controller. In addition to his operating duties, Gottschalk was responsible for operations of a subsidiary trucking company, M/K Express.

Gottschalk, a Magna Cum Laude accounting graduate of Robert Morris College, has been an MSCI leader for many years, serving at various times as vice chairman, a member of the board and of its Executive Committee; as a member of the Tubular Products Council; a member of the Policy and Planning Committee; chairman of the Quantitative Committee of the Tubular Products Division and of the division itself; and a member of the Forward magazine editorial board. Gottschalk is also a past director of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors and was named the 1999 Service Center Executive of the Year by a trade publication. Norm and his wife, Patricia, reside with their grandson, Brett, in the Fox Chapel section of Pittsburgh.

“I am delighted that Norm Gottschalk has agreed to serve as our chairman for the next two years,” said M. Robert Weidner, III, MSCI’s president and chief executive officer. “His career and volunteer work on behalf of MSCI and its predecessor, the Steel Service Center Institute, exemplify the very best business practices, innovation and dedication that our industry has to offer. Leaders like Norm Gottschalk are one of the most important reasons for the growth of MSCI, and the value we now offer our members.

“At the same time, I can’t say enough about the tremendous contributions made to the well being of the institute by Don McNeeley. On his watch, MSCI grew significantly, solidified its financial well-being and added important new programs, such as Strategic Metals Management. All of us in the metals industry owe Don a great debt of gratitude for his work on our behalf.”

Marmon/Keystone and its affiliates are members of The Marmon Group of Companies, an international association of more than 125 business units that operate independently within diverse business sectors. Companies affiliated with Marmon/Keystone include M/K Express; Marmon/Keystone Canada, Inc.; Future Metals; Bushwick Metals, Inc.; AZCO Steel; Bushwick/Fisher; and Marmon/Keystone de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., of Mexico. The service center company celebrates 100 years in business in 2007.


About MSCI

Founded in 1909, the Metals Service Center Institute has more than 420 members operating from about 1,200 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere in the world. Together, MSCI members constitute the largest single group of metals purchasers in North America, amounting each year to more than 65 million tons of steel, aluminum, and other metals, with about 300,000 manufacturers and fabricators as customers. MSCI’s membership also includes almost all ferrous and non-ferrous industrial metals producers in North America. Metals service centers inventory and distribute metals and provide first-stage fabrication services.


Jon Kalkwarf, vice president, administration (847) 485-3007 or 773-835-6108

Steve Weiner, Readmore Communications, (847) 485-3011 or 503-646-9108