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.

Donald Lawson

Chief Operating Officer

Donald Lawson

Chief Operating Officer

Donald Lawson is the Chief Operating Officer for AA Metals.  In this role, Don is responsible for leading the company in the achievement of its overall growth, service and profitability goals.

Don has a wide-ranging professional background spanning 25 years and multiple functional experiences including general management, sales, manufacturing, supply chain and engineering/R&D.  His industry experiences include building products, consumer packaged goods, metals, plastics and pulp & paper manufacturing.

Don excels in strategic planning, building strong cross-functional teamwork and customer/supplier relationships.  He enjoys solving complex problems within organizations and building platforms capable of sustainable growth.

Before joining AA Metals, Don was a VP with Omnimax International where he was responsible for procurement, supply chain, transportation and coating operations.  Prior to that, he served in a variety of leadership roles with Trinidad-Benham, Novelis and Kimberly-Clark.  Don holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Global Business – both from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

Thomas M. Black

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas M. Black

Chief Financial Officer

During his career, Tom has held executive positions with multiple international organizations (both public and privately owned). He has experience in transportation, logistics, warehousing and communications. Tom has successfully directed several acquisitions, as well as business unit divestitures of underperforming assets. He has also led major systems implementations, transforming organizations into more efficient, cost effective integrated organizations. Tom specializes in financial leadership, business strategy, mergers & acquisitions, CFO mentoring, and public and international companies.
Prior to joining AA Metals, he was CFO of Mix Telematics, Americas as well as COO and CFO of Globe Wireless. Prior to Globe, Tom held multiple positions with Tropical Shipping, including Senior VP of Foreign Operations and CFO. Tom began his career as a staff auditor for one of the Big Eight Accounting firms in Miami.
Mr. Black holds a Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida.

Kit Tam

Vice President

Kit Tam

Vice President

Kit Tam oversees the Purchasing Department for AA Metals. 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.

Mike Parker

Director of Sales

Mike Parker

Director of Sales

Mike Parker is the Director of Sales for AA Metals. In this role, Mike leads our talented sales organization in the sale and distribution of our full portfolio of products throughout North America.
Mike has been in the metals industry for the past 8 years and has been in sales for nearly 20 years. His sales experience spans over several industries including aluminum, lead, plastic, and technology.
For the last four years, Mike was the Sales Manager for the largest secondary lead smelter in North America, RSR Corporation, in Dallas, TX. He was responsible for helping lead the sales team, developing and setting strategy, building customer relationships, and leading continuous improvement efforts within the corporate office. Mike’s introduction to the metals industry was with Novelis, the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, in Atlanta, GA where he was an Account Manager in the Light Gauge Division.
Mike received his B.B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia Honors Program.

Ruth Gomez

Operations Manager

Ruth Gomez

Operations Manager

Ruth Gomez is responsible for Operation at AA Metals, within this responsibilities she oversees, logistics, IT and Compliance She has over two decades of international experience in project management, business development , human resources, and international trade. She has a proven ability to leverage business acumen and tactical planning skills to drive change, resolve complex business challenges, and attain superior results.

Prior to joining AA Metals, Ruth was a manager of international business development at Atlas Steel Trading, also, she held a variety of leadership positions in both the U.S. and Colombia. Ruth has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Universidad Externado De Colombia in Bogota, Colombia and a Masters in International Business from both Universidad Externado De Colombia and Columbia University in N.Y.

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.

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.

Empe Mallory

Office Manager

Empe Mallory

Office Manager

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.