President & Chief Executive Officer
Allan Goldstein began his career as an attorney in 1974 at the New Jersey law firm of Shanley & Fisher, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. He left Shanley & Fisher in 1976 to join Sobel & Lyon, where he was elected a partner. In 1982, Allan founded the firm of Goldstein & Lyon in Florham Park, N.J.
In addition to his law practice, throughout the 1980s, Allan managed S. Goldstein & Son, Inc., an industrial tinplate scrap company started by his father, Sidney Goldstein, Goldmet Corporation, a retail non-ferrous scrap business located in Newark, N.J., and Wymbrot Trading Company, Inc., which recycled and refurbished computer mainframes.
In 1988, Allan entered the scrap industry on a full-time basis and formed AMG as a vehicle to acquire Vulcan Materials Co.’s metals division, which specialized in the detinning of tinplate scrap. Under Allan’s leadership, AMG has grown into one of the world’s largest full-service scrap processing and brokerage companies and expanded into the marketing of prime and secondary steel and the manufacturing of counterweights and other steel fabrications.
Executive Vice President
Since joining AMG in 2004, Eric Goldstein has overseen the company’s growth and expansion efforts, including its acquisitions of Royal Green LLC and Midwest Steel & Alloy Corp., its AMG Alliance LLC joint venture in Minnesota, the launch of a new secondary steel division and the International Steel & Counterweights fabrication business and the expansion of AMG’s Newark, N.J. facility. As Executive Vice President, Eric continues to focus on business development opportunities for the company, including both acquisitions and internal growth initiatives. Eric also has managerial responsibility for AMG’s Newark, N.J. operations and oversees its Royal Green and AMG Alliance joint venture businesses in Pennsylvania and Minnesota, respectively.
Prior to entering the scrap industry, Eric, a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School, practiced corporate law with the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, N.Y. At Cravath, Eric specialized in mergers and acquisitions and public securities offerings, representing clients such as United Air Lines, Xerox, Vivendi Universal, Campbell Soup, DreamWorks, Cummins, Credit Suisse First Boston and Goldman Sachs.
Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer
Don Forlani joined AMG in April 2004 as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer after spending 35 years with Luria Brothers & Company, Inc. and its successor, Philip Metals Inc., where he ultimately served as President.
Don served in various commercial roles with Luria after joining the company in 1968, ultimately rising to the position of Senior Vice President of Commercial Activities in 1992. Following Philip’s acquisition of Luria in 1997, Don was appointed Executive Vice President of Commercial Activities. In 2002, he was named President of Philip.
Upon joining AMG, Don opened the Chicago, Ill. trading office and assumed management of the commercial group.
Jim Orendorff, Sr.
President, AMG Resources Pacific & Director, Western Marketing
Jim Orendorff, Sr.’s career in the metals industry began in Australia in 1970 with M&T Chemicals, Inc., a division of American Can Company. For six years, he served as a detinning plant manager. In that capacity, he was involved in the planning, building and commissioning of detinning plants in New Zealand and South Africa until he left Australia for the United States to take over as detinning manager for M&T’s East Indiana plant.
In 1978, Jim joined Proler International Corp. as detinning manager for its new continuous detinning plant in El Paso, Tex. Two years later, he transferred to Proler’s new detinning facility in Coolidge, Ariz., where he served as plant manager. Jim remained with Proler for 10 years, serving the last three years as General Manager of the metal recovery division for its plants in El Paso, Coolidge, Lathrop, Cal. and Seattle, Wash.
In 1989, Jim joined AMG’s commercial group, first based in Pittsburgh, Pa. before opening AMG’s first western office in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1995. In 1998, Jim was named President of AMG Resources Pacific and is now responsible for overseeing operations at AMG’s Lathrop, Cal. facility, in addition to his continuing commercial responsibilities as AMG’s Director of Western Marketing.
President, AMG Resources Midwest & Chief Operations Officer, Midwest Region
Bob Chevalier began his career in the metals industry in 1973 with Vulcan Materials Co. As General Purchasing Manager, he spent eight years in Sandusky, Ohio and six years in Birmingham, Ala. He also spent one year with Vulcan’s chemical division in Geismar, La.
Bob joined AMG in 1988 to organize the company’s general purchasing function. He was instrumental in the inception of AMG’s used can purchasing program and oversaw the planning and development of AMG’s greenfield recycling facility in St. Paul, Minn., which was built in 1990. In 1993, Bob moved from Pittsburgh, Pa. to Gary, Ind. to handle purchasing for the midwest region. He also served as Commercial Director for the Midwest Region and was responsible for scrap purchasing into all of AMG’s U.S. operations and scrap sales out of the St. Paul, Minn. facility.
In August 1997, Bob was named President of AMG Resources Midwest, which has scrap-processing operations in Milwaukee, Wis. and St. Joseph, Mo. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Midwest Region, overseeing activities in St. Paul, Minn., Milwaukee, Wis. and St. Joseph, Mo.
Deputy Managing Director & Commercial Director, AMG Industries
Sean Kerrigan began his involvement in the metals industry in 1974 with Ford Motor Company, where he spent 12 years in various posts in Ford’s foundry and forgings operations in Dagenham, U.K. and Leamington, U.K.
Sean eventually assumed purchasing responsibility for all of the Leamington foundry’s raw materials, including pig iron, coke, sand and ferrous and non-ferrous products. In addition, he was responsible for non-ferrous procurement for Ford’s radiator assembly operations. During the transition period from copper/brass radiators to aluminum radiators, Sean was the purchasing specialist in the Ford of Europe supplier survey team, tasked with establishing the European supply base for the Basildon, U.K. and Charleville, France manufacturing plants.
In 1986, Sean joined Coopers Metals in London, U.K. with general ferrous trading responsibilities. In 1989, he was hired as Supplies Manager for Smith & Company, where he was responsible for purchases and sales, predominantly within the foundry sector.
In 1996, Sean joined AMG to establish and manage a U.K. trading and brokerage division. In April 2000, he was appointed a director of AMG Industries and, in August 2004, was named Deputy Managing Director.
Chief Operating Officer
Ron Zorn joined Vulcan Materials Co. in Birmingham, Ala. in 1973, eventually rising to the position of Controller. Ron was appointed Chief Financial Officer of AMG in 1988, shortly after its acquisition of Vulcan’s metals division. In 1999, Ron was named Chief Operating Officer of AMG.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian Cohen joined AMG as Controller in 1995 after spending nine years as an accountant with Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh, Pa. While at Ernst & Young, Brian served a number of manufacturing clients and was in charge of the AMG account. In 1999, Brian was named Chief Financial Officer of AMG.
Kevin O’Bryan joined AMG in November 1999 as Accounting Manager and, in November 2004, was promoted to Controller. Prior to joining AMG, Kevin spent three years with a mid-sized accounting firm in Pittsburgh, Pa. Kevin is a certified public accountant.