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VMZINC® Promotes Melissa Dolak-Keller to Business Development Manager

Experienced Territory Manager Promoted to New Role Within Umicore Building Products USA, the Manufacturer of VMZINC®

Raleigh, NC, January 19, 2013 --( VMZINC® (, a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has announced that Melissa Dolak-Keller has been promoted to business development manager for the company. Dolak-Keller, who previously served as a territory manager for Umicore Building Products USA and was responsible for the northeastern states and Texas markets, will oversee VMZINC® development in New York City. In this new role, Dolak-Keller will be responsible for meeting with architects to discuss ongoing projects, providing presentations to potential clients and promoting the overall use of VMZINC® products. Additionally, she will stay informed of all projects’ progress from the company’s New York City location and will offer assistance as needed to installers.

Dolak-Keller joined Umicore USA in November 2006 as an inside sales account manager and was promoted to territory manager for the northeastern states and Texas, where she was responsible for developing relationships with architects and installers, providing presentations on metal roofing and reviewing project details. Prior to joining Umicore USA, Dolak-Keller spent two years in the quality department for a fasteners company. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., in 2006.

“Melissa’s promotion is an important step for VMZINC® and Umicore Building Products USA, and we are excited she will oversee the New York division to continue to offer exceptional services to all of our clients,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. “She has been a valuable member of our team, and her wide variety of experience working with various architects and installers all over the United States will prove to be incredibly beneficial for continuing to build a presence for VMZINC® in the Northeast.”

“I am honored to accept the business development position in New York City,” said Dolak-Keller. “Since joining Umicore USA in 2006, I have developed a strong passion for the organization, and I look forward to continuing to help the company grow by building lasting relationships with architects and installers to assist them in delivering a top-of-the-line product to their clients and customers.”

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About VMZINC®:
VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore. VMZINC®, a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, offers an unparalleled range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®’s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers six unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. The company strongly identifies with the Umicore Group values of responsibility, performance and progress, and for more than 10 years, VMZINC® has been closely involved with Umicore initiatives to give its operations a sustainable development framework. For additional information, visit

About Umicore Building Products USA / VMZINC®:
Umicore is a worldwide leading producer of architectural zinc under the brand name, VMZINC®. For more than 160 years, Umicore has provided innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, N.C. For additional information, visit

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