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MetalSpectrum Names Timothy J. Orie Vice President, Sales.



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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2000

The Board of Directors for MetalSpectrum, an independent online marketplace for the metals industry, announced the appointment of Timothy J. Orie as vice president, sales. In that position, Mr. Orie will be responsible for national accounts and supplier development.

Mr. Orie joined MetalSpectrum from Allegheny Technologies Allegheny Technologies, Inc. NYSE: ATI is a specialty metals company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It is the 17th largest employer in Allegheny County and one of the last "steel" companies with its headquarters in "The Steel City" and major manufacturing  Incorporated where he most recently served as vice president, Commercial, for Allegheny Rodney, a division of Allegheny Ludlum specializing in the production and distribution of stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
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MetalSpectrum is an online marketplace that was designed to create value and increase efficiency across the supply chain for end-users, distributors and manufacturers of aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, brass and other specialty metals.

"Tim brings 15 years of specialty metals and sales and management experience to MetalSpectrum," said A. Alan Turfe, president and chief executive officer of MetalSpectrum. "His extensive experience and roster of contacts along with his vision for business growth and expansion will prove to be instrumental in continuing to not only meet the needs of our current customers, but in increasing our number of national accounts in the metals industry as well."

Mr. Orie's extensive experience at Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, a world leader in the technology, production and marketing of specialty materials, included extensive sales and operation experience in both national and international marketplaces. In his most recent position at Allegheny Rodney, Mr. Orie was responsible for leading the sales effort for all accounts, including independent distributors and OEM's in the automotive, aerospace and consumer product markets. In addition, he managed the operations of six wholly-owned service center operations.

Throughout his tenure at Allegheny Technologies, Mr. Orie managed a $400 million sales region and successfully negotiated several multi-year agreements valued at $150 million with Fortune 200 accounts. In addition, he was responsible for all domestic and international sales and marketing for Rodney Metals and while with Allegheny Rodney, completed a successful commercial reorganization of three businesses into a single strategic business unit.

"I joined MetalSpectrum because of my strong conviction that to be successful in tomorrow's business, companies must embrace the latest technology to better manage their supply chain and costs," said Mr. Orie. "The internal team and partners at MetalSpectrum have developed the best solution for the specialty metals marketplace to achieve this goal. I am very excited to have the opportunity to help drive this initiative."

Mr. Orie completed his bachelor's degree in marketing from John Carroll University The university is organized into three schools including two undergraduate colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler School of Business, and one graduate school, each defining its own academic programs under the auspices of the Academic Vice President.  in 1984 and earned his master's of management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University Northwestern University, mainly at Evanston, Ill.; coeducational; chartered 1851, opened 1855 by Methodists. In 1873 it absorbed Evanston College for Ladies.  in 1997.

About MetalSpectrum

MetalSpectrum is a leading online, neutral marketplace for aluminum, stainless steel, copper and other specialty metals. The companies backing MetalSpectrum represent more than 20 of the leading names in the metals industry. They include Alcoa Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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: AA); Allegheny Technologies (NYSE: ATI (ATI Technologies Inc., Markham Ontario, http://ati.amd.com) A leading manufacturer of graphics chips and display adapters. Founded in 1985 by K. Y. Ho, Benny Lau and Lee Lau, ATI chips and boards are widely used by OEMs. ) and its divisions Allegheny Ludlum, Allegheny Rodney and Allvac; A.M. Castle & Co.; Chase Brass & Copper Co., Inc. (NYSE: CSI CSI Crime Scene Investigator
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); Kaiser Aluminum (NYSE: KLU KLU Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Air Force)
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) including Olin Brass, A.J. Oster and Somers Thin Strip; Outokumpu American Brass; Pechiney Rolled Products; Reynolds Aluminum Supply Company and RASCO Specialty Metals; Thyssen Inc. NA and its TMX TMX Translation Memory eXchange
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 Distribution Group including Copper & Brass Sales and Ken-Mac Metals; TW Metals and Vincent Metal Goods/Atlas Ideal Metals. The marketplace launched October 2000. The company is headquartered in Atlanta. For more information about MetalSpectrum visit www.metalspectrum.com.
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