Electralloy employee retires after 50 years with company

From staff reports

A longtime employee and official at Electralloy has retired after more than 50 years of service with the company.

Wayne Weaver’s retirement took effect Wednesday. He was vice president of sales when he retired, a position he had held since 1991 when G.O. Carlson purchased the company.

Weaver joined Electralloy on July 1, 1968, as a lab tech in the chem lab. He then became the assistant chief chemist before he was promoted to foundry quality control manager.

He became the sales administrator when the new sales office was opened in Oil City, and he was tabbed as sales manager before being promoted to vice president of sales for the first time in 1985.

Weaver was then chosen as vice president of operations when the company was purchased by Alloy Steel, and he held that position from 1988-91. He then returned to the vice president of sales position in 1991.

“Wayne has made many valuable contributions to the success of the company over the course of his 50 years of service,” said Tracy Rudolph, the Electralloy president and chief operating officer. “He has been an integral member of the Electralloy family and he will be missed by staff and by customers. We all wish him the best in his retirement and we want to give our sincere congratulations to Wayne,” Rudolph added.

“While I’m very much looking forward to retirement and spending more time with my family and seven grandchildren, it’s an emotional, bittersweet time,” said Weaver. “I’m excited about the day to day freedom I’ll have, but I’m not looking forward to losing the day to day contact with my fellow Electralloy employees and our customers.”

Weaver also said “we all grew up together in this business so we are forever family and that’s special. I’ll miss everyone, but I have no intention of losing touch so you never know when I’ll turn up.”

Meanwhile, Michael Evans has been on the job for several weeks as the new vice president of sales for the company.

Evans has been with Electralloy since 1999 and has held various positions with the company during his tenure. Most recently, he was director of technical/marketing services.

He is a Penn State graduate with a degree in metallurgy, and he has more than 40 years of experience in the metals industry.

“We’re excited to have Mike take over the duties of the sales department and are confident he will excel in his new position,” Rudolph said in a previous article in the newspaper.