Recycling Today

Edited by DeAnne Toto

Thomas Modrowski has experience in greenfield mill construction, commissioning and metals processing.

Braidy Industries Inc., headquartered in Ashland, Kentucky, has named Thomas Modrowski president of Braidy Atlas, its subsidiary that has plans to build a $1.6 billion aluminum rolling mill in Ashland. It will be the first greenfield aluminum rolling mill built in the U.S. in 35 years, according to the company, and will help meet rapidly growing demand from the automotive and aerospace industries for lightweight exposed sheet aluminum and will assist efforts to rebuild Appalachia.

Braidy Industries is a manufacturer of metals for the global transportation and defense industries.

Modrowski, who has served as executive vice president of construction for Braidy Industries since June 2017, will head Braidy Atlas’ operations, overseeing mill completion and integrated aluminum sheet production, according to a news release from the company announcing his appointment. He brings nearly 40 years of experience in aluminum and steel processing and unique experience with greenfield construction in the steel industry,

Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard says, “Tom’s expertise is ideal to lead Braidy Atlas to rapid automotive qualification with our OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners. He is a proven contributor to our executive management team and has kept us on track and on budget in our ongoing construction.”