Kevin Person, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will take his place as CEO. Lee Swartling, Area Sales Manager for Russia, Romania and Ukraine, will become Vice President of Sales and Marketing upon Paul’s retirement.
Paul, who will be 65 years old in 2011, has a total of 30 years’ service in various roles at Wagstaff.
Upon earning his degree from the University of Idaho in mechanical engineering in 1969, Paul began the first of two tenures at Wagstaff, serving in the engineering and sales departments.
In 1978, Paul became Plant Manager and served in that role until leaving Wagstaff in 1990. In 2002, Paul returned for his second tour with Wagstaff, and has served in the role of CEO since 2007.
Kevin Person graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Washington and joined Kaiser Aluminum where he worked in numerous positions at Kaiser’s Mead, Ghana, Ravenswood and Trentwood facilities.
He was recruited to Wagstaff in 1998 as an Applications Engineer and served as Applications Engineering Manager before becoming the VP of Sales and Marketing in 2006.