Team

Joe Vidmar, President & CEO

Joe has 30+ years of experience in heavy and light manufacturing environments. Prior to joining AOC, he was an operating partner at Amzak Capital’s private equity group, where he oversaw several industrial portfolio companies. Prior to his time at Amzak, he was the General Manager for Alcoa Architectural Products, North America. In his 23 years with Alcoa, Inc., Joe held various leadership positions in casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, slitting, power generation, smelting, and aluminum finishing. He worked in the rigid can sheet, flat rolled products, and architectural products divisions. Joe holds a Master’s of Science in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration from the University of Southern Indiana. Joe is a US Navy Veteran and served on submarines as a Nuclear Electrician's Mate and Scuba Diver.

Alan Pettigrew, Co-Head of Sales

Alan has almost 35+ years of sales experience in the metal stamping and fabricating industry, including working at Allen-Morrison, Metals USA, Forest Manufacturing, and StampTech. At AOC Metalworks he oversees sales and customerservice. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.

Tom Weed, Co-Head of Sales

Tom has more 30+ years of sales and customer service in the metal stamping and fabricating industry, including working at Thurston Metals, Edgcomb Metals, and StampTech, Inc. He is a graduate of Lynchburg College.

Mike Grube, Sales Manager Fabrication and Stamping
Mike has 20+ years of sales of experience metal fabricating and stamping, including working at Ryerson, TW Metals, and Piedmont Metal Fabricators. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in Desert Storm.

Jeff Palus, Regional Sales Manager Racking
Jeff has 22+ years of providing Customer Solutions in racking, metal stamping, assembly and coatings to OEM’s, tier1 and 2 automotive, appliance and non-automotive Customers. Jeff is a graduate of Ashland College.

Kevin Hunt, VP Stamping Operations
Kevin spent over 25 years in manufacturing operations with significant experience in the auto supply chain, spending several of those years in quality management. He currently heads the Stamping division and holds a BS Business Management.