$3,106.50
/MT
LME Zinc
Daily Cash
12-11-17

Our Team

Our team is made up of individuals with unmatched experience in the metals, chemicals and manufacturing industries. Our executive team is comprised of both U.S. Zinc and industry veterans coupled with young and innovative management, giving us the industry’s foremost experienced team. From countries all over the world in the chemical and metal industries and Fortune 100 companies, our diverse team of professionals is here to serve your every need.

With a commitment to customer service, safety, quality and reliability, we are proud to have served the market for more than 65 years of Helping the World WorkTM.

Management

Tracy Baugh

President

Tracy Baugh is the President of U.S. Zinc, responsible for leading the global operations and results of U.S. Zinc. He joined the company in March 2011 as Executive Vice President of Commercial.

Baugh has 20 years experience in the plastics and specialty chemicals sector. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc, he worked for five years at PolyOne Corporation in Houston, a worldwide provider of specialized polymer materials, tailored services and end-to-end solutions. As Commercial Director, he managed sales, market development and customer service for the company’s producer services division. During this time, he increased gross margin as a percentage of sales by more than 30 percent over a three-year period and improved operating income by more than 50 percent year over year from 2006 to 2007.

Prior to this position, Baugh spent five years at Kraton Polymers, a leading global producer of engineered polymers, in Houston, where he ultimately became Vice President and General Manager, overseeing the packaging, medical and polymer modification business.

Other career highlights include managerial, account executive and sales representative positions for Crompton Corporation (1998-2001). He began his career in 1994 as the Southwest Regional Sales Representative for Aztec Peroxides, Inc., where he was named salesman of the year for three consecutive years.

Throughout the span of his career, Baugh has been awarded for his commercial acumen and his turnaround efforts in sales, marketing and customer service.

Baugh holds a bachelor of science in agri-business and marketing, along with a minor in business, from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Francisco Moreira

Executive Vice-President ― Finance

Brazilian-born Francisco Wenceslau Moreira Filho serves as executive vice-president, finance for U.S. Zinc. He oversees accounting, finance, treasure, strategic planning, risk management, performance analysis, taxation and information technology. Since joining the company in October 2009, Moreira has worked to enhance internal controls, improve the quality of financial statements and make the process through which the company manages zinc metal price variation risk on its inventories more efficient. On top of this, he also led an important project, which defined the company’s strategic options for growth on a worldwide basis in the coming years, with management team support.

Moreira has spent the majority of his 25-year financial career in the manufacturing and zinc industries. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc, he spent three years at Acerias Paz del Rio S.A., a steel maker and mining house in Colombia. Among his accomplishments as the executive vice-president of finance and administration, he developed and implemented a tax planning project to convert the company in a duty-free zone, generating a gain of nearly $300 million to shareholders.

He also spent three years at U.S. Zinc’s affiliate company, Votorantim Metais, one of the five largest zinc producers in the world, as a corporate controller, and four years at Preformed Line Products of Brazil as the financial and administrative director. In this latter role, Moreira decreased direct material purchase prices by 20 percent and improved cost systems. Earlier in his career, Moreira held financial positions with Mapri-Textron, Banco Mercantil do Brasil S.A. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Moreira’s vast career has allowed him to hone his technical, analytical and interpersonal skills, all of which are critical to management and overall business administration. His history of working with a variety of companies in different countries gives him the ability to uniquely understand different cultures. In fact, he is tri-lingual, speaking English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Moreira earned a bachelor’s of economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica and a master’s degree of finance from Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais. He also holds a proficiency certificate in marketing and a master’s degree of business law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and he completed the CEO management program at ADEN Business School, in partnership with Harvard Business School.

Joe Kight

Vice President ― Operations

Joe Kight has served as vice president of operations for U.S. Zinc since March of 2013. In this role, he manages all U.S. and China facilities, ensuring they are meeting budget targets and operating efficiently in terms of safety, production, quality and logistics. He originally joined the company in 2000 as an engineering project manager.

His work began in the construction industry in the mid-1980s, advancing quickly to crew leader. In 1993, he joined Universal Millwright, Inc., where his skills were further developed in leadership as a field manager. Joe’s logistics and coordination skills proved an asset as he successfully led his team to complete projects to customer specifications on-time, and on budget. Kight served in that capacity for seven years before joining US Zinc in 2000.

U.S. Zinc brought Joe on board as part of the company’s oxide expansion project, where six production lines were added to the oxide division. He played a major role in overseeing the fabrication and installation of equipment for the plants. Joe later became plant manager of the Millington, Tennessee facility, serving from 2003 to 2006 in that capacity.

While in Millington, he was promoted to Operations Manager for the company’s two oxide plants in Tennessee. He then went on to become the Director of Operations, taking on the remaining three plants in the U.S. Finally, Kight was promoted in March of 2013 to Vice President, Operations, where he successfully leads a team of Operations Managers and Directors with dedication and passion to match his own.

Rod Sled

Vice President ― Human Resources, Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality

Rod Sled serves as a vice president for U.S. Zinc, where he leads the company’s global human resources department as well as its efforts in the areas of quality control, and health, safety and environment. An HR veteran with more than 30 years of professional experience, Sled is skilled in the areas of employee relations, mediation, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and international/public/government relations. He also possesses accreditations as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and is a certified mediator.

Sled’s HR career spans multiple industries, including metals, oil & gas, energy, mining, synfuels and steel. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc in June 2009, he spent seven years as an HR advisor at El Paso Exploration & Production Company, one of North America’s largest independent oil and natural gas producers where he was heavily involved with HR support, acquisitions and divestitures. More than 13 years of his career was spent as an HR division manager at Barrick Gold, a leading international gold company. Here, Sled managed HR, public relations, safety and health, and security for one of the company’s subsidiaries, which employed 1,800 individuals. He also he served as the Chairman of the U.S. Benefits Committee, Secretary to the U.S. PAC, and as a board member of the company medical clinic. He began his HR career in 1982 as an HR representative at ANG Coal Gasification Co. in North Dakota.

Sled graduated from California State University-San Bernardino with a bachelor of business administration, and later earned a master’s degree in management from University of Mary in North Dakota. He currently belongs to the Society for Human Resource Management.

Richard M. Rosenberg

Vice President & General Counsel

Richard Rosenberg joined U.S. Zinc in April 2008 and was charged with setting up the company’s legal department.

With more than 27 years of professional experience in both accounting and law, Rosenberg has expertise in handling a wide range of business issues―from legal to social responsibility and marketing. He began his career in 1984 as a C.P.A. at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in his hometown of Atlanta. He later moved to Arthur Andersen & Co. in Austin as a senior staff auditor while pursuing his law degree. Upon graduation, he joined the law firm of Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay in Houston where he worked for nine years and became an equity partner. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc, he served as general counsel of Hearthstone Senior Services, LLP for nine years.

Rosenberg is a cum laude graduate from Tulane University and earned his law degree (with honors) from The University of Texas at Austin.

Active in his industry, Rosenberg is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. He previously served as vice chair for the State Bar of Texas’ Real Estate Forms Committee.

Tracy Baugh

President

Tracy Baugh is the President of U.S. Zinc, responsible for leading the global operations and results of U.S. Zinc. He joined the company in March 2011 as Executive Vice President of Commercial.

Baugh has 20 years experience in the plastics and specialty chemicals sector. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc, he worked for five years at PolyOne Corporation in Houston, a worldwide provider of specialized polymer materials, tailored services and end-to-end solutions. As Commercial Director, he managed sales, market development and customer service for the company’s producer services division. During this time, he increased gross margin as a percentage of sales by more than 30 percent over a three-year period and improved operating income by more than 50 percent year over year from 2006 to 2007.

Prior to this position, Baugh spent five years at Kraton Polymers, a leading global producer of engineered polymers, in Houston, where he ultimately became Vice President and General Manager, overseeing the packaging, medical and polymer modification business.

Other career highlights include managerial, account executive and sales representative positions for Crompton Corporation (1998-2001). He began his career in 1994 as the Southwest Regional Sales Representative for Aztec Peroxides, Inc., where he was named salesman of the year for three consecutive years.

Throughout the span of his career, Baugh has been awarded for his commercial acumen and his turnaround efforts in sales, marketing and customer service.

Baugh holds a bachelor of science in agri-business and marketing, along with a minor in business, from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Francisco Moreira

Executive Vice-President ― Finance

Brazilian-born Francisco Wenceslau Moreira Filho serves as executive vice-president, finance for U.S. Zinc. He oversees accounting, finance, treasure, strategic planning, risk management, performance analysis, taxation and information technology. Since joining the company in October 2009, Moreira has worked to enhance internal controls, improve the quality of financial statements and make the process through which the company manages zinc metal price variation risk on its inventories more efficient. On top of this, he also led an important project, which defined the company’s strategic options for growth on a worldwide basis in the coming years, with management team support.

Moreira has spent the majority of his 25-year financial career in the manufacturing and zinc industries. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc, he spent three years at Acerias Paz del Rio S.A., a steel maker and mining house in Colombia. Among his accomplishments as the executive vice-president of finance and administration, he developed and implemented a tax planning project to convert the company in a duty-free zone, generating a gain of nearly $300 million to shareholders.

He also spent three years at U.S. Zinc’s affiliate company, Votorantim Metais, one of the five largest zinc producers in the world, as a corporate controller, and four years at Preformed Line Products of Brazil as the financial and administrative director. In this latter role, Moreira decreased direct material purchase prices by 20 percent and improved cost systems. Earlier in his career, Moreira held financial positions with Mapri-Textron, Banco Mercantil do Brasil S.A. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Moreira’s vast career has allowed him to hone his technical, analytical and interpersonal skills, all of which are critical to management and overall business administration. His history of working with a variety of companies in different countries gives him the ability to uniquely understand different cultures. In fact, he is tri-lingual, speaking English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Moreira earned a bachelor’s of economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica and a master’s degree of finance from Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais. He also holds a proficiency certificate in marketing and a master’s degree of business law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and he completed the CEO management program at ADEN Business School, in partnership with Harvard Business School.

Joe Kight

Vice President ― Operations

Joe Kight has served as vice president of operations for U.S. Zinc since March of 2013. In this role, he manages all U.S. and China facilities, ensuring they are meeting budget targets and operating efficiently in terms of safety, production, quality and logistics. He originally joined the company in 2000 as an engineering project manager.

His work began in the construction industry in the mid-1980s, advancing quickly to crew leader. In 1993, he joined Universal Millwright, Inc., where his skills were further developed in leadership as a field manager. Joe’s logistics and coordination skills proved an asset as he successfully led his team to complete projects to customer specifications on-time, and on budget. Kight served in that capacity for seven years before joining US Zinc in 2000.

U.S. Zinc brought Joe on board as part of the company’s oxide expansion project, where six production lines were added to the oxide division. He played a major role in overseeing the fabrication and installation of equipment for the plants. Joe later became plant manager of the Millington, Tennessee facility, serving from 2003 to 2006 in that capacity.

While in Millington, he was promoted to Operations Manager for the company’s two oxide plants in Tennessee. He then went on to become the Director of Operations, taking on the remaining three plants in the U.S. Finally, Kight was promoted in March of 2013 to Vice President, Operations, where he successfully leads a team of Operations Managers and Directors with dedication and passion to match his own.

Rod Sled

Vice President ― Human Resources, Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality

Rod Sled serves as a vice president for U.S. Zinc, where he leads the company’s global human resources department as well as its efforts in the areas of quality control, and health, safety and environment. An HR veteran with more than 30 years of professional experience, Sled is skilled in the areas of employee relations, mediation, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and international/public/government relations. He also possesses accreditations as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and is a certified mediator.

Sled’s HR career spans multiple industries, including metals, oil & gas, energy, mining, synfuels and steel. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc in June 2009, he spent seven years as an HR advisor at El Paso Exploration & Production Company, one of North America’s largest independent oil and natural gas producers where he was heavily involved with HR support, acquisitions and divestitures. More than 13 years of his career was spent as an HR division manager at Barrick Gold, a leading international gold company. Here, Sled managed HR, public relations, safety and health, and security for one of the company’s subsidiaries, which employed 1,800 individuals. He also he served as the Chairman of the U.S. Benefits Committee, Secretary to the U.S. PAC, and as a board member of the company medical clinic. He began his HR career in 1982 as an HR representative at ANG Coal Gasification Co. in North Dakota.

Sled graduated from California State University-San Bernardino with a bachelor of business administration, and later earned a master’s degree in management from University of Mary in North Dakota. He currently belongs to the Society for Human Resource Management.

Richard M. Rosenberg

Vice President & General Counsel

Richard Rosenberg joined U.S. Zinc in April 2008 and was charged with setting up the company’s legal department.

With more than 27 years of professional experience in both accounting and law, Rosenberg has expertise in handling a wide range of business issues―from legal to social responsibility and marketing. He began his career in 1984 as a C.P.A. at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in his hometown of Atlanta. He later moved to Arthur Andersen & Co. in Austin as a senior staff auditor while pursuing his law degree. Upon graduation, he joined the law firm of Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay in Houston where he worked for nine years and became an equity partner. Prior to joining U.S. Zinc, he served as general counsel of Hearthstone Senior Services, LLP for nine years.

Rosenberg is a cum laude graduate from Tulane University and earned his law degree (with honors) from The University of Texas at Austin.

Active in his industry, Rosenberg is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. He previously served as vice chair for the State Bar of Texas’ Real Estate Forms Committee.

Sales & Marketing

Each manager that comprises our sales and marketing team has an average of 25 years of experience and in a multitude of industries across the chemicals and metals sectors. Our team manages our customer base by region and product to be sure that we can meet all of our customers’ needs. This is evidenced by our customers’ relationship longevity.

Our sales force is solely focused on best serving our customers’ needs. That is why our customers gave our sales and marketing team a satisfaction rating of 90% in our latest customer survey.

For general inquiries, or to be routed to your regional manager, please contact our Marketing and Business Intelligence Department at the contact information below, by clicking here and we will be sure to put you in touch with the appropriate person or department immediately.

Marketing and Business Intelligence
To contact our Marketing and Business Intelligence department please email us by clicking here.

 

Sales & Acquisition Contacts
To contact our sales staff please email us by clicking here and we will connect you to your regional manager.

 


Alternatively, Feel free to contact each of us directly by selecting the product sector below.

Zinc Oxide Sales Managers

Steve Alderfer, Sales Director
steve.alderfer@uszinc.com
704-607-9813

Joe Husseini, Commercial Director
joe.husseini@uszinc.com
281-813-1522

Paul Myers, Sales Manager, Midwest Region / Distribution Manager
paul.myers@uszinc.com
715-245-3934

Bob Heck, Sales Manager, Northeast Region
robert.heck@uszinc.com
440-725-8069

Zinc Dust Sales Managers

Michael McMahon, Sales Director
michael.mcmahon@uszinc.com
832-312-2402

Troy Burklund, Sales Manager
troy.burklund@uszinc.com
713-213-6973 mobile

Zinc Metal Sales Managers

Joe Husseini, Commercial Director
joe.husseini@uszinc.com
281-813-1522

Zinc Fines Sales Managers

Troy Burklund, Sales Manager
Troy.burklund@uszinc.com
713-213-6973 mobile

Michael McMahon, Sales Director
Michael.mcmahon@uszinc.com
832-312-2402

Raw Material
Acquisition Managers

Joe Husseini, Commercial Director
Joe.husseini@uszinc.com
281-813-1522

J.R. Carvalho, Raw Materials Manager
joacir.junior@uszinc.com
713-501-2817

Zinc Oxide Sales Managers

Steve Alderfer, Sales Director
steve.alderfer@uszinc.com
704-607-9813

Joe Husseini, Commercial Director
joe.husseini@uszinc.com
281-813-1522

Paul Myers, Sales Manager, Midwest Region / Distribution Manager
paul.myers@uszinc.com
715-245-3934

Bob Heck, Sales Manager, Northeast Region
robert.heck@uszinc.com
440-725-8069

Zinc Dust Sales Managers

Michael McMahon, Sales Director
michael.mcmahon@uszinc.com
832-312-2402

Troy Burklund, Sales Manager
troy.burklund@uszinc.com
713-213-6973 mobile

Zinc Metal Sales Managers

Joe Husseini, Commercial Director
joe.husseini@uszinc.com
281-813-1522

Zinc Fines Sales Managers

Troy Burklund, Sales Manager
Troy.burklund@uszinc.com
713-213-6973 mobile

Michael McMahon, Sales Director
Michael.mcmahon@uszinc.com
832-312-2402

Raw Material
Acquisition Managers

Joe Husseini, Commercial Director
Joe.husseini@uszinc.com
281-813-1522

J.R. Carvalho, Raw Materials Manager
joacir.junior@uszinc.com
713-501-2817