General Manager - Leetonia Operations

Location US-OH-Leetonia
ID 2024-1718
EP - PNX Extruded Product
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Consider joining the Pennex family as the General Manager at our Leetonia, OH location.  The General Manager directs and coordinates activities of Pennex Leetonia Operations by managing the engineering, operations, maintenance, safety, and quality teams. This position works with the President, Manufacturing and the executive team to formulate and administer operational plans to ensure the growth opportunities and business objectives are met to achieve operational excellence and delight the customer.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for business performance for the asset base at the Leetonia facility.
  • Coordinates the activities of the Leetonia Leadership team which is responsible for such activities as setting plant objectives as well as creating corrective and preventative actions.
  • Works with sales to ensure customer satisfaction and sales growth.
  • Develops the leadership team to create a culture of team work and actively engage the team to leverage strengths and achieve business objectives, develop site specific policies, and establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.
  • Assists in the developing and implementing of strategic plans by studying the market conditions and financial opportunities, presenting assumptions and making recommendations.
  • Reviews activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revises objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
  • Develops Capital Asset requests and implements projects to improve operations to maximize returns on investments and to increase productivity.
  • Champions safety culture by actively engaging employees at all levels at a zero-harm philosophy and works with EHS Director to create vision for achieving this goal.
  • Provides leadership for the Quality team to ensure the highest level of quality standards to maintain customer satisfaction and IATF16949 requirements.
  • Confers with customers on the development of products and customer service required to delight the customer.
  • Develops partnerships with outside processors and businesses to support customer demands and compliment the extrusion products developed and produced.
  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of business.
  • Works with Sales leadership to develop annual forecast and provide budget for annual operating plan to meet the business objectives.
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives
  • This position will serve as a key member of the Pennex leadership team, reporting directly to the President of Pennex.
  • Key accountabilities for this role are defined as follows:
    • Site Safety
    • P&L
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Operating Metrics
    • Asset Utilization
    • Employee Engagement
    • Organization Development
  • This role will play an active role within the community, working with local charities, supporting local councils and networking with our local business and government officials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Ideal Candidate Will Have:


  • Bachelor's degree is required. An engineering discipline is preferred.
  • MBA is preferred. 


  • Fifteen or more years related experience and/or training in site leadership is required.
  • Automotive Aluminum Extrusion experience is required.
  • Fabrication experience in advanced manufacturing is required.


Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities      


  • Ability to define problems quickly, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 
  • Ability to drive for results.
  • Strong leadership, critical thinking, team building and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States, visa sponsorships are not available.

About Us

Perks of the Job

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • 401(k) with robust matching contribution
  • Generous allotment of paid vacation and paid holidays
  • Competitive wages plus performance-based bonus opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement
  • Relocation package may be available


Why Our People Love Working Here:

  • Purpose-driven, friendly, open and respectful culture
  • Shared core values of safety, caring, integrity and growth
  • Employee discount program with hundreds of partner brands
  • Up to $5000 tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness incentive program


Who We Are: Founded nearly half a century ago, Pennex Aluminum continues to see rapid growth as a leading provider of quality aluminum cast products and extrusions. With state-of-the-art technology and facilities across Ohio and Pennsylvania, we’re proud to offer the capabilities and expertise to cast billet, extrude custom shapes and fabricate finished components for customers across a range of markets - including automotive, transportation, building and construction, electrical and machinery, consumer durables and distribution.  


But it’s not just what we do that sets us apart, it’s how we do it. Safety. Caring. Integrity. Growth. These core values are embodied by each member of our team; guiding every action we take and decision we make. Whether it’s driving innovation within our industry, making the impossible possible for our customers, providing a safe, respectful workplace for employees or supporting our local communities, our purpose is clear. We are dedicated to impacting our world in a positive way.  


If you are a like-minded individual with a strong ability to problem solve, collaborate and effectively communicate, Pennex Aluminum may be the perfect place for you to grow your career. To learn more, please visit or check out other opportunities within the Metal Exchange family of companies at 


Our Commitment to Inclusion: We welcome people of different backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. To ensure our business and culture continue to be inclusive of all people, we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. Metal Exchange and the family of brands are proud to be equal opportunity employers. Additionally, all of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Should you have any questions or require special assistance completing your application, please email 


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Our salary ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


Posted Min Pay Rate

USD $170,000.00/Yr.

Posted Max Pay Rate

USD $215,000.00/Yr.


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