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Copper Development Association names new president and CEO

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The Copper Development Association (CDA) announced the appointment of Andrew G. Kireta, Jr. as the next president and CEO, effective January 1, 2022. He succeeds Thomas S. Passek, who will retire at the end of 2021 after nearly seven years with the organization.

Kireta brings almost 30 years of industry experience to the role. He has been with the CDA since 1992, having previously served in market development, strategy, and organizational management in regional and national roles. Most recently, he served as vice-president of market development across all copper and copper alloy product and market areas.

Additionally, Kireta has served in various roles with the International Copper Association (ICA), including leader of the global strategy team. He is also an active member of the executive committee of ASTM International, and spent a term as the 2020 chair of the board.

“Andy has immense knowledge of copper markets and the opportunities and challenges associated with copper use. He is well-known throughout the industry and has the respect and trust of the CDA staff team,” said Passek. “His support and leadership during my seven years, shows his character and confirms that he is ideally placed to take on this new role.”

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