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SinterMet Appoints New President and Cheif Operating Officer


KITTANNING, PA, APR. 26, 2005 - Sintermet LLC (, a global manufacturer of Tungsten Carbide, Titanium Carbide, and Ceramic rolls for bar, rod, and wire rolling in ferrous and nonferrous rolling mills, as well as rotary knives, announced that it has appointed Paul C. Fleiner as its new President and COO.

Fleiner comes to Sintermet LLC after having most recently served as Senior Vice President of ÅKERS National Roll, where he held several corporate responsibilities in addition to leading the sales, customer service, and marketing activities for both the company's National Roll and Vertical Seal facilities. He has over 25 years experience in various areas of the metals industry and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Prior to joining ÅKERS National Roll, Fleiner held various corporate positions in sales, marketing, and international business and development with ASKO, Inc., the former parent company of Sintermet, Inc.