October 1, 2012

John Lane hired as CEO of American Roll Form

On the cusp of geographic expansion and significant growth, the board of directors of American Roll Form has asked John Lane to step in as its Chief Executive Officer.  John will continue in his role at Inglewood as Managing Director.

Inglewood was hired by the board of directors of American Roll Form in early 2012 to perform an analysis of strategic options in light of the changing global business climate.   Our focus in the engagement was to provide a Value Maximization Assessment in anticipation of a possible sale or the pursuit of a growth strategy.

Our recommendations included changes in every area of the business including operational improvements to reduce scrap levels and improve output, changes to management structure, marketing direction, and information systems changes.  We valued the business and provided strategic direction for future growth.

The board accepted our recommendations and Inglewood was retained to assist with the implementation of the plan which has resulted in significant improvement in operational efficiency and scrap reduction.  The plan also entails the expansion of the company's operations to Las Vegas, Nevada to support the growing solar market and population growth in the Southwest region.  The board asked John Lane to provide his leadership as Chief Executive Officer for the implementation of this plan.

American Roll Form is a full-service custom metal fabricator headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio.  Founded in 1960 and purchased by the employees in 1996, ARF has grown into one of the nation's leaders in roll forming, turret punching, press braking, welding, finishing, assembling, and more.  ARF works in a diverse range of industries for both domestic and multi-national customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to regional manufacturers.  ARF is an ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company.  For more information, visit ARF's website at www.arfpcorp.com.