VMZINC(R) Appoints New Territory Manager

Top Quote Leading Provider Of Zinc Products Welcomes Joe Tyron As New Territory Manager. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) March 23, 2013 - VMZINC® (http://www.vmzinc-us.com/), a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has announced that Lieutenant Colonel Retired Joe Tyron has joined the company as a new territory manager for the northeast and mid-west. In his new position, Tyron is responsible for developing relationships with architects and installers, providing presentations on metal roofing, and reviewing and overseeing project details. With more than ten years of experience in the construction and engineering industry, both in the United States and abroad, Tyron will provide architects and installers with the deep level of expertise that clients have come to expect from VMZINC®.

    Tyron, who entered the United States Army Reserve as an armored crewman as a senior in high school, served in the Army Reserve until he accepted a two year ROTC scholarship to Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo., where he served as an engineer in the Missouri Army National Guard. Upon graduation, he was commissioned to a 2nd Lt. In February 1991, he entered the Regular Army as an engineer officer. Additionally, Tyron served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis Missouri, as a project manager, Deputy Commander and District Commander, where he worked in the civil works program on the Mississippi River and was the youngest district engineer to serve in this position since General Robert E. Lee. Tyron is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Staff School, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Air Assault Schools, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His awards and decorations include, but are not limited to, the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster) Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Metal, Korean Service Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Reserve Component Achievement Medal, among others.

    Tyron received his Bachelor of Science degree in management from Southeast Missouri State University in 1990 as a distinguished military graduate. He holds a Master of Science in management from Colorado Technical University and is a certified Project Management Professional, PMP. He is a member of the Army Engineer Association, the Society of Military Engineers and Project Management International. Active in his community, Tyron serves as a vestry member in his church, a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America and an advocate for Compassion International. Tyron resides in Fayetteville, N.C., with his wife and their two children.

    "We are very excited to welcome Joe to VMZINC as a new territory manager," said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. "His impressive and extensive military career, along with his previous experience within the industry both stateside and overseas make him a valuable addition and asset to our team."

    "I am honored to accept the position as the new territory manager for VMZINC® and Umicore Building Products USA," said Tyron. "I am truly looking forward to a new challenge, as well as helping in the continuation of the growth of VMZINC® -US by building long-lasting relationships with architects and installers, and representing the company in presentations and new project ventures."

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    VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore. VMZINC®, a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, offers an unparalleled range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®'s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers six unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. The company strongly identifies with the Umicore Group values of responsibility, performance and progress, and for more than 10 years, VMZINC® has been closely involved with Umicore initiatives to give its operations a sustainable development framework. For additional information, visit http://www.vmzinc-us.com/.

    Umicore is a worldwide leading producer of architectural zinc under the brand name, VMZINC®. For more than 160 years, Umicore has provided innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, N.C. For additional information, visit http://www.vmzinc-us.com/.

    Kathleen Donnelly
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    kathleen ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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