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Marmon president to retire in early 2014

September 8, 2013 News Extra

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Norman Gottschalk Jr., president of Marmon Distribution Services in Butler, will retire Jan. 31, 2014.

Vice President Alan Wilkinson has been picked as Gottschalk Jr.’s successor, according to a company news release.

Gottschalk has worked for the company for 45 years.

In 1968 Gottschalk Jr. joined the Keystone Tubular Service Corp., later renamed Marmon/Keystone, as an accountant. He then progressed to the positions of accounting supervisor, assistant controller, and controller.

In 1984 he was promoted to vice president/controller of Marmon/Keystone. Gottschalk Jr. was chosen in 1989 as president, a position he held until being named president of Marmon Distribution Services in 2012.

Wilkinson began working for Marmon/Keystone in 1978, holding a variety of positions including warehouse person, clerk, inside and outside sales, operations manager, branch manager and regional manager. In 1999, Wilkinson was named regional vice president of Marmon/Keystone.

He was then promoted to vice president of Marmon Distribution Services in 2012.

Marmon Distribution Services is a supplier of specialty metal pipe, tubing, bar and sheet products to the construction, industrial and aerospace markets, among many other industries.

The company encompasses Marmon/Keystone LLC, Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc., Marmon/Keystone de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Bushwick Metals LLC, Future Metals LLC and the M/K Express Co. LLC.

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