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Former WAI President leaves "semi-retirement" to return to industry

After 15 months of "semi-retirement," Dane G. Armendariz has joined Chemetall—the company where he started his wire and cable career some two plus decades ago—as an industry manager.

Armendariz will concentrate on the wire, tube and cold extrusion industries, with a focus on bringing new green technologies to the market. He will report to Jack McAfee, a long-time friend who he worked with many years ago at Chemetall, which is now adding resources to bolster its wire industry presence in the U.S. A former WAI president (2010),

Armendariz has worked in the fields of zinc phosphate, specialty coatings, drawing compounds and most processes used in the treatment of ferrous metals. He holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Chemetall is a global supplier of products that include coatings and lubricants for wire and cable.

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