BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. Announces Promotion Of Ben Rampulla

FRANKLIN, IN — IBC Advanced Alloys Corp., a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company, recently announced that it has named Ben Rampulla as President of the Company’s Engineered Materials division, which produces precision-cast beryllium-aluminum parts for defense and civilian applications around the world.

Mr. Rampulla, who previously served as Engineering Manager at IBC’s beryllium-aluminum casting facility in Wilmington, MA, is a 40-year veteran of the investment casting and high-performance alloy manufacturing industry. Prior to joining IBC, Mr. Rampulla was Director of Engineering at Nu-Cast, Inc., which produced investment castings of beryllium-aluminum and other alloys for aerospace and other industries. Previously, he worked for 29 years at Precision Castparts Corporation, including serving as Chief Engineer at that Company’s aerospace materials foundry, a $40 million-a-year revenue generating facility, and General Manager of Wyman-Gordon Titanium Casting Corp. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Ingersoll-Rand and Hitchiner Manufacturing.

“IBC is very pleased to name Ben Rampulla as President of our Engineered Materials division,” said Mark A. Smith, IBC Board Chair. “Ben brings decades of managerial and hands-on engineering experience in the aerospace and high-performance alloy manufacturing sectors. His passion and leadership will help drive IBC’s ongoing expansion of our precision-cast beryllium-aluminum business to new levels of performance, sales, and exemplary service to our customers.”

A Six Sigma Blackbelt and Kaizan trainer, Mr. Rampulla received his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Whittemore School of Business’ Executive Development Program. He is the author of several peer-reviewed publications and previously served on the American Foundry Society’s Committee on Investment Casting and on the American Metals Society (AMS) Material Review Board.

About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.

IBC is a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company serving a variety of industries such as defense, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, precision manufacturing, and others. IBC’s Copper Division manufactures and distributes a variety of copper alloys as castings and forgings, including beryllium copper, chrome copper, and aluminum bronze. IBC’s Engineered Materials Division makes the Beralcast® family of alloys, which can be precision cast and are used in an increasing number of defense, aerospace, and other systems, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. IBC’s has production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. The Company’s common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “IB” and the OTCQB under the symbol “IAALF”.

(NOTE: The above press release is from IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. via GlobeNewswire.)

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