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Drew Walker promoted to president of AGY

News International-French

26 Mar 2012

AGY, a leading advanced materials solutions company, has announced the promotion of Drew Walker to the position of President.

In his expanded role, Mr. Walker will oversee all aspects of the company’s operations, merger and acquisition strategies, and business development. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  He joined the company in 2005 and is a member of the AGY Board of Directors. 



In making the announcement, Richard Jenkins CEO said, “Drew has played a critical role in building the company and his promotion to President reflects the respect he has earned from our customers, partners and colleagues. His leadership and decision-making abilities, as well as his deep understanding of the industry, made him the natural choice to take AGY well into the future as the pre-eminent supplier of glass fiber yarns, reinforcements and high-performance materials.”


“Being a part of AGY has been one of the most personally rewarding and professionally fulfilling experiences of my career,” said Mr. Walker. "I welcome the opportunity to re-energize AGY, stabilize and improve our manufacturing performance, and deliver best-in-class quality products for our customers.”



Before joining AGY, Mr. Walker served as Global Sales Director for South Africa Paper and Pulp Industries (SAPPI).  He previously held a number of positions at Victrex plc including Sales Director - Strategic Alliances, U.S. National Sales/Business Development Manager, and Global Product Manager.



Educated in the UK, Mr. Walker is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England.


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