SPAX Parent Company Appoints New CEO and COO

Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of highly engineered fasteners for use in residential and commercial building material industries under the brand names of SPAX, TRUFAST and TRUFAST Walls, announced that Jason A. Beals has been named CEO of Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc. and Allyn Luce, formerly the VP of manufacturing, has been named Chief Operating Officer for the company.

James Beal

“I am delighted to announce Jason Beals as our new Chief Executive Officer and Allyn Luce as our Chief Operation Officer. Both Beals and Luce are long-time leaders within Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc. and are highly involved within our communities. Local leadership and our commitment to our employees and customers will lead to continued success for our business as well as building strong partnerships between ABC US and Northwest Ohio, supporting our community to be an attractive place for residents to live and work in our region,” said Nikolas Dicke, who has been the acting CEO for the last five years, and who has recently been named CEO of Altenloh, Brinck & Co. Group in Ennepetal, Germany.

As a 15-year veteran with Altenloh, Brinck & Co., Beals joined TRUFAST in 2006 starting in finance after graduating from Miami University. Over his tenure, Beals has held various direct and indirect supervisory and leadership roles within the organization and has helped to guide the company’s excellent track record of driving transformation within the commercial roofing industry through the commercialization of high-quality, engineered fastening solutions. As president for TRUFAST and CFO, Beals has been instrumental in successfully helping drive the company’s growth, quadrupling the business in size, adding more than 200 jobs, and leading the acquisition of what is now TRUFAST Walls in 2017, all while maintaining its family-owned, people-focused culture.

Allyn Luce

Beals states, “Building on 200 years of global excellence, Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US proudly looks to continue the significant growth that has defined our organization since the US operations began as TRUFAST in 1981. Our exceptional team will continue this growth in the coming years and decades by delivering innovative products and services through our trusted connections and valued customer relationships. While our products will continue to evolve and our team expands, our passion for building opportunity through growth within our local communities will remain steadfast.”

Luce has been with ABC US for over 20 years, after graduating from Albion College, and has held various supervisory and leadership roles across the operations and supply chain footprint during his tenure. Previously, Luce was the VP of manufacturing where he was instrumental in establishing technological advancements to drive operational excellence, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and automation throughout the entire production processes, enabling ALTENLOH, BRINCK & CO. US to now manufacture and distribute over 200 million fasteners each month. As Chief Operating Officer, Luce will guide the operations including sourcing, manufacturing efficiency and capacity, distribution, planning and logistics, and information technology across the company.

“With a dedicated team of exceptional employees looking to improve not only the current way we operate but also explore highly innovative concepts, the future value creation of ABC US is tremendous.  Our passionate people share the same Core Values, our proprietary technologies and processes, and worldwide footprint provide the foundation for organizational and future success. I look forward to shaping the vision and operational strategy for ABC US while partnering with the team to continue building the business and prepare us for our next 200 years of success,” stated Luce.



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