AA Metals is a master distributor of a wide range of semi-finished metal products to customers in the transportation, automotive, housing, appliance and packaging industries in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Company maintains supply contracts with mills in various parts of the world.

Our customers include metals service centers as well as metal-working businesses and industrial manufacturers – all of whom rely on AA Metals for the timely delivery of high quality products that meet their individual requirements. Our 350+ customers serve a diverse range of end-markets including transportation, construction, packaging, consumer goods and marine. We source our products to meet customers’ pricing and delivery needs from carefully selected suppliers throughout the world. We also offer ancillary services such as just-in-time delivery programs, providing timely market data and product development information, arranging subsequent metal processing or finishing services as needed, and making material available from our own stock to meet their short-term requirements.

With over 200 years of industry expertise, we are proud to introduce you to our team of experienced professionals:

 

Jack Cheng

Founder, President, CEO

Jack Cheng

Founder, President, CEO

Jack Cheng is Founder, President and CEO of AA Metals one of the fastest growing and largest North American distributors of aluminum and stainless steel products. In just over a decade Jack’s vision and leadership has created one of America’s premier distributors of non-ferrous metals and steel. Over the last 6 years, AA Metals has twice been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. His company serves 350 customers with over 200 million pounds of aluminum and steel from dozens of mills located in Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to founding AA Metals, Jack was a senior metallurgist at the Center of Aluminum Technology. He has over 20 years of experience in the metals industry. Jack received his first Ph.D. in Iron and Steel Making from the China Iron and Steel Research Institute and his second Ph.D. in Aluminum from the University of Kentucky. In addition, he has an MBA from the University of Kentucky.

Kit Tam

Vice President

Kit Tam

Vice President

Kit Tam oversees Operations for AA Metals including Inbound and Outbound teams. Kit has over a decade of experience in managing and coordinating logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer service activities. She is a key member of management leading and directing strategic planning for effective distribution of products. She develops and maintains our transportation system that creates a competitive advantage in marketplace.
As a result of her leadership and sharp operational focus, Kit ensures that over 5,000 containers are delivered on time in a cost efficient way to AA Metals customers. Prior to her current job, Kit was CFO of AA Metals. Kit is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Michael Ratzker

Global Marketing Manager

Michael Ratzker

Global Marketing Manager

With more than 25 years of experience in international trade, Michael's managerial responsibilities have included all aspects of the business. Early on in his career, Michael worked at Metallia for seven years in their offices in New York, London and Kiev where he devoted his time to logistics, marine insurance and banking.

This background and experience allowed Michael to familiarize himself with all the fundamentals tools needed to head up steel procurement and sales at Midland Metals where he worked for 15 years. In 2008, Michael was recruited to build up a stainless steel business at an aluminum master distributor in the US, Empire Resources. Within a few years, Empire became one of the largest stainless importers in the US as well as parts of South America and Europe.

After 8 years, Michael resigned from Empire and joined AA Metals to repeat what he had accomplished at Midland Metals and Empire Resources. Combining AA Metals strong distribution network, Michael's capabilities and Jack Cheng's entrepreneurial spirit, AA Metals will emerge as a global leader of aluminum and stainless steel distribution.

Tim Bolda

Sales Manager

Tim Bolda

Sales Manager

Tim Bolda is the AA Metals Sales Manager. Tim has over 25 years of sales experience specializing in Stainless, Aluminum and Carbon flat rolled products. Tim has been successful in both new account development and customer retention by identifying value added opportunities and implementing unique solutions. Tim excels in recognizing trends and customer needs to maximize our customer’s market competitiveness.

Before joining AA Metals, Tim was West Coast Territory Sales Manager for New Process Steel. Prior to that Tim held a variety of sales leadership roles for Reliance Metalcenter, Ryerson, O’Neal Steel and Action Steel. Tim is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Gary Doscher

Business Development Leader

Gary Doscher

Business Development Leader

Gary Doscher is the Business Development Leader for AA Metals. He is responsible for expanding current products with our customer base as well as developing new business and new markets for AA Metals. His extensive product and market background has been instrumental in AA Metals success.

Prior to AA Metals, he spent 5 years with Ryerson as Territory Manager of the Middle Atlantic region as well as 20 years with the Earle M. Jorgensen Company in various sales and sales management positions in the New England/Philadelphia area. He also founded and owned a metals distribution business in the Long New York area.

Empe Mallory

Office Administrator

Empe Mallory

Office Administrator

Empe Mallory is the Office Administrator for AA Metals, Inc. Empe undertakes a range of functions to make sure the administration activities within the organization run smoothly. Management of human resources, budgets, accommodations and property facilities and records.
Empe has been with the company since January 2013 and during her time working for AA Metals, she has been committed to the success of every role before her current position. Before working at AA Metals she worked multiple years in the hospitality industry working for Hilton hotels and Walt Disney World; Empe has a bachelor degree in Business Administration with concentration in Project Management and puts her knowledge to practice on a daily basis.

Jean Gil

Accounting Manager

Jean Gil

Accounting Manager

Jean Gil is the Accounting Manager for AA Metals, Inc. He is responsible for maintaining the company’s financial record as per GAAP. He also prepares and submits all financial statements to the relative agencies. Jean has had a hand in developing most of the processes used by AA Metals in the Accounting Department. He believes in teamwork and is ready to get his hands dirty when it comes to solving issues. Jean is furthering his education in Business to become more involved in the high-level decision making for the company. Jean started in 2012 as a payables clerk and through his hard work and dedication he has moved to a leadership role in the company.

Cory Smith

Operations Manager

Cory Smith

Operations Manager

Cory Smith is the Operations Manager for AA Metals. He has been with AA Metals since 2015 and brings 10+ years of leadership and process planning to the organization. He is responsible for overseeing the handling of all AA Metals products from arrival at the warehouse through to the hands of our customers. By coordinating with our warehousing and outbound trucking partners, he ensures timely delivery to fulfill the needs of our customers.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Cory is twice a graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Management and Marketing. He completed his post-graduate education at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL where he obtained his MBA.

Edwin Vega

Warehouse Manager

Edwin Vega

Warehouse Manager

“Edwin is the warehouse manager here at AA Metals. He has been with the company since 2008 and has 25 years of experience in warehousing and logistics. His crew is responsible for all material handling from unloading inbound containers to loading outbound shipments. He makes sure that over 2200 containers and 2000 truckloads a year get taken care of at our Orlando facilities.

Originally from New York, Edwin is a lifelong Yankees and Giants fan.