URC is excited to announce that Mike Rzepczynski has joined URC! Mike, who was formerly at Harbison-Walker, has been in the refractories industry for 31 years and brings a great deal of refractory knowledge to the team. He will focus on the aluminum market, but also cover other industrial applications in his Midwest geographic area out of his home base in St. Louis, MO.
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“Tom brings a great deal of experience to the United team, as he has an excellent combination of sales, management and technical skills” Jim Caprio VP sales and marketing
Tom Robich has over 36 years of experience in the refractories industry with Harbison-Walker Refractories Co. Throughout this 36 year career at HW, Tom held various territory sales positions, starting in Houston, Texas and progressing to a larger maintenance territory in Dallas, Texas. After 6 years in Texas, Tom moved into a new application-focused glass sales assignment in Toledo, Ohio for 4.5 years and then progressed to project sales in Pittsburgh, Pa., handling all new furnace construction activity in the US and Canada for the next 2 years. Tom’s career path continued into technical marketing as he assumed the position of Marketing/Application Manager for Non-Ferrous Metals for the next 5 years. After this assignment, Tom moved to Indianapolis, Indiana as the Regional Sales Manager for the next 3.5 years. Tom was then called back to Pittsburgh, Pa. as Senior Director-Industrial Metals Sales Unit and held this position for 15 years.
“Tom’s professionalism and customer focused approach fits perfectly with our 4U customer service, as he will help us improve and get to the next level of customer solutions and service.”….Doug Niesen CEO
In addition to many years of strategic planning, account development and sales process design experience , Tom holds a BA in Economics & Administrative Management Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA in General Management from Bowling Green State University.
This presentation is an overview of the basics regarding form design and refractory composition, selection and properties, including the importance of refractory conditioning and proper introduction of the metal.