After three years of serving as president for American Buildings Co. (ABC), Ray Napolitan has been promoted to president of the Vulcraft/Verco Group for Nucor Corp., ABC’s parent company. With 10 plants nationwide, Vulcraft/Verco is the largest producer of steel joists and steel deck in the United States.
Replacing Napolitan as president of ABC is Ron Kuenkler, who has more than 30 years of experience in the metal-building industry. Kuenkler was promoted from within the Nucor family.
ABC enjoyed great strides during Napolitan’s tenure as president, including the establishment of the company’s safety-training culture, its pay-for-performance incentive system, and business and leadership training at all levels within the company. Many community-service projects were also completed throughout every ABC division.
Napolitan also launched the process toward achieving IAS Accreditation and ISO Certification, both awarded to ABC earlier this year. Two new ground-breaking products were introduced to the market under Napolitan’s supervision: the SP-Cool coatings system and the ClearBay roof joist.
Headquartered in Eufaula, Ala., ABC has been designing, manufacturing and delivering metal-building systems and roofing systems to the industrial and commercial industries for more than 50 years. The company has more than 800 authorized builders.