PJ Rase, General Manager for Infra-Metals New Boston, began working as a Sales Representative at our company in 2013. PJ earned two degrees, a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a Bachelor degree in Business Management from the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio.
Career Growth at Infra-Metals
Rase, has held several roles throughout his time with Infra-Metals. PJ brought his previous retail sales experience and applied to this new career opportunity. He started with Infra-Metals by working in the sales department as one the first sales representatives trained before the New Boston, OH facility went live. He learned through his travels to and from the Wallingford, CT facility how the steel business worked and where Infra-Metals participated. At that he was mentored and worked very closely with the then general manager of the new Ohio facility, Oak Williams.
PJ quickly embraced the new company culture and earned his way to the Sales Manager position. His new responsibilities included nurturing and motivating a staff of six sales personnel. When asked what he likes about working for Infra-Metals his response was: “Exciting. Fun. Never Monotonous. I work with all types of people.”
In 2018 PJ moved into the role of General Manager for New Boston, OH.
Current Day-to-Day of General Manager
In his current role as General Manager, PJ oversees the New Boston, OH facility and all its employees.
“I am offered the opportunity to have an impact on the lives of the people I work with every day and can see myself retiring from this place. It’s a great company to work for.”
Starting from the ground up, the New Boston location has enjoyed watching it’s employees grow personally and professionally. PJ has witnessed this location grow and become successful due to the hard work and dedication of a lot of people.
“There are many stories like mine throughout the organization and that is special to have an employer that takes an interest in your personal success.”
Meredith Whitties, Traffic Manager for Infra-Metals Petersburg, began his career with us in 2003 as a CDL Truck Driver. Meredith’s hands-on experience as a driver provided him with the knowledge necessary to be successful in his current role.
Career Growth at Infra-Metals
Meredith’s 17-year journey at Infra-Metals has been one of hard work and dedication. In 2011 he was promoted to the Assistant Traffic Manager, primarily performing many administrative task to support the Traffic Manager. Meredith demonstrated himself as a self-motivated and very observant employee, which eventually lead to his promotion in 2018 to the Traffic Manager.
“I enjoy interacting with the drivers on a daily basis because it shows them what is achievable with a career at Infra-Metals”.
Meredith’s promotions illustrate the journey many have taken within the company. The company leadership acknowledge and reward hard work and dedication through achievement letters and awards. Meredith reflects on these awards with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Current Day-to-Day of Traffic Manager
Infra has grown over the years and with the leadership in place, it will continue to do so. The traffic department is one of our most dynamic areas of the business. Everything that occurs flows through there and in many ways, is the pulse of operation. Meredith and his team are responsible for managing inbound and outbound traffic. Building loads and scheduling deliveries are their primary responsibilities as well as managing the fleet of tractor trailers and drivers.
Meredith will continue to deliver excellence by looking to the future through continuing education. “I aspire to further educate myself on the ever-changing technology in the industry.”
“Go Team Infra.”