After a successful 46-year career with Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF) Foundry Division President Bob Braun has announced he will retire at the end of June. Until then, he will be President-emeritus and focus on business development and the transition to a new President.
“We congratulate Bob on his amazing career and the significant contributions he’s made toward the success of our company. Bob is the living embodiment of the type of home-grown ingenuity, grit, and vigor that drives American manufacturing,” said Sachin Shivaram, WAF’s CEO. “He will be dearly missed by our entire team, and we wish him and his family all the best in retirement.”
The next WAF Foundry Division President will be Pat Meredith. Meredith joined WAF when WAF acquired Wabash Castings in 2021. He has worked at Wabash Castings for nearly 40 years, most recently as Vice President & General Manager. “Pat’s done an incredible job at Wabash, providing strong and consistent leadership during and after the asset acquisition. He and our team at Wabash have engineered a truly remarkable turnaround at the facility. Pat is exactly the type of proven leader we need as our company continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Shivaram.
With Meredith’s transition, Eric Terrell has been promoted to Vice President & General Manager at Wabash Castings. Terrell joined Wabash Castings in 2018 and has helped grow the company while working in a variety of different roles including as a process engineer, manufacturing engineer, engineering manager and, most recently, as director of maintenance and engineering.
“Eric has a strong background in our industry and played a key role in the positive trajectory of Wabash since the acquisition,” Shivaram said. “We welcome him into this new position and look forward to the continued growth under his leadership.”
Wabash Castings, located in Wabash, Indiana, is a leader in aluminum sand casting manufacturing, providing high quality parts for a variety of industries.