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Aluminum Shapes is Pleased to Announce Bob Jennings as Chief Executive Officer

Delair, NJ, November 13, 2009 --( Aluminum Shapes is pleased to announce Bob Jennings as Chief Executive Officer based out of Delair, NJ. Bob has an engineering degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He spent much of his career at EFCO, a global leader in the design and supply of forms for concrete construction. As COO and President, Bob was instrumental in growing EFCO into a world leader with more than 1200 employees and operations in twelve countries. Following his tenure at EFCO, Bob spent extensive time in operational and management consulting with several heavy manufacturing businesses, including automotive and aluminum products companies. Bob has significant product development and engineering experience and holds five patents. In addition, Jennings co-authored the best selling management book, “The Adversary Paradox: An Unconventional Guide to Achieving Uncommon Business Success” (St. Martin’s Press).

“We are very excited to have Bob join the Shapes team. His strong experience in successfully managing and growing manufacturing operations will provide leadership for Aluminum Shapes to achieve its goals of providing world-class quality, service and industry-leading capabilities to its customers,” commented, Sean Ozbolt, Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, parent company of Aluminum Shapes. Bob Jennings added, “I know the aluminum extrusion industry has had a rough couple of years, but extrusion businesses that truly understand their customer needs and partner with them to provide comprehensive solutions will be poised for success in the pending cyclical upturn of the industry. I will be very focused on building strong relationships and creating value with our customers with a focus on helping them grow profitably.”

Frank Papa, former CEO, has moved to a direct position with H.I.G. Capital.

About Aluminum Shapes: Aluminum Shapes is one of the largest Aluminum Extrusion companies in America. Its plant in Delair, NJ (outside of Philadelphia, PA) is vertically integrated with two cast houses, 8 presses from 7” to 16” press diameters, in-house anodize and paint finishing capabilities, and an extensive list of fabricating equipment and capabilities. Aluminum Shapes sells into the truck-trailer, building & construction, service center, and host of other special purpose OEM applications. For sales inquiries please contact the Sales Department at Aluminum Shapes at 856 662 5500 or visit their website at

Media Contact: David Hardy – Executive VP of Sales & Marketing, Aluminum Shapes LLC. or 856 662-5500

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856 662 5500

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