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.