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WARRENVILLE, IL (February 3, 2023) – Plymouth Tube Company announced changes to the composition of its Board of Directors with the retirement of family shareholder Alan Van Pelt and the addition of three new directors.

Plymouth’s CEO Drew Van Pelt thanked Alan Van Pelt for his service, stating that “during Alan’s tenure he brought analytical insight, strategic thinking and financial acumen, as well as a grounding in the values of the Van Pelt family to the board.”

The three new directors recruited to serve on Plymouth’s board include John Byrne, Pete Murray and Dax Whitehouse.

John Byrne is Chairman of the Board for STS Metals and serves on the board of Pasayetn Advisors following a successful twenty-year tenure at Boeing as VP of Aircraft Materials and Structures.

Pete Murray is president of Stirling Rock LLC, a business advisory and service firm focused on small and mid-sized manufacturers. Having started his career in sales and marketing at Alcoa, Pete subsequently led Charter Dura-Bar, Charter Automotive and Charter Wire as President.

Dax Whitehouse is the Managing Director of Axiom Financial Strategies Group, providing advisory services to closely held and family businesses. Previously Dax was CEO of NetShape, a powdered metal and metal injection manufacturer and GM of Hawk Precision Components, an additive manufacturer.

“We are pleased to welcome John Byrne, Pete Murray and Dax Whitehouse,” said Paul Lemke, Chairman of the Board. “Collectively these gentlemen have decades of experience in key disciplines vital to Plymouth’s future success: lean operations, business development, pricing strategy, performance management and leadership development.”

Please contact Holly Both, Vice President of Marketing, with any questions at 630-791-2759.


About Plymouth Tube Co.
Plymouth Tube Company is a privately-held, family-owned, precision metals manufacturer. Our products include tubing, extruded shapes and cold drawn shapes spanning specialty carbon, alloy, stainless steel, nickel alloy and titanium. Headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois with seven plants in the United States and Plymouth Schwerter Technik in Germany, Plymouth is known for offering industry leading service levels and unique technical innovations.

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