Unity Aluminum welcomes Barry Schneider to its Board of Directors

– USA, KY –  Unity Aluminum, a leading company in the 21st-century global aluminum industry, today announced the appointment of Barry Schneider to its Board of Directors, effective from January 1st, 2021.

“Unity Aluminum is excited to welcome Barry Schneider to the team,” said Board Chairman, Charles Price. “His hands-on experience in mill startups and management will translate into valuable governance and oversight for our shareholders.”

Schneider joins the five other directors who oversee Unity Aluminum.

About Barry Schneider

Schneider has decades of experience in the metals industry, including mill startups, and currently serves as senior vice president− Flat Roll Group for world-renowned Steel Dynamics, Inc, a NASDAQ listed company (NASDAQ: STLD.)

Schneider joined Steel Dynamics, Inc. in 1995 and was a key member of the startup operations that resulted in the construction of its first steel mill. Since then, he has successfully managed the startup of seven additional facilities. In his current role, Schneider is responsible for SDI’s largest business unit that oversees five facilities. He also serves on the boards of the Association of Iron & Steel Technology and United Steel Supply.

“Like others in the industry, I have been watching the Unity Aluminum project closely and am impressed by its strong projected financial returns as well as its environmental, social and governance aspects,” said Barry Schneider. “The senior leadership team has worked tirelessly to put this company on the path to success and establish a results-oriented team culture. I’m eager to contribute to this on-shoring comeback that is vital to the global aluminum industry and our national interests.”

About Unity Aluminum

Unity Aluminum was formed to construct and operate a greenfield, state-of-the-art aluminum rolling mill at EastPark Industrial Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Company’s eco-friendly metals alloys position it to be the premier low-cost provider of 352,000 annual tons of production-ready series 3000, 5000, and 6000 aluminum sheets for the automotive, transportation, and distribution markets. NanoAl LLC, Unity Aluminum’s research and development arm, is a world leader in the science of nanocrystalline technology applied to aluminum.

For more information: https://www.unityal.com/

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