Get to Know Matalco

Get to know Matalco

Founded in 2005, Matalco has built a reputation as one of North America’s fastest growing and leading producers of high-quality aluminum billet and slab. In fact, Matalco is one of North America’s largest secondary aluminum billet producers. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, we have seven state-of-the-art remelting and casting facilities which serve most of North America’s leading and most respected producers of extruded, forged, and rolled products. Matalco is one of Canada’s “Best Managed Companies” and is a Platinum Member.

Our Standards

Matalco utilizes the most modern and efficient equipment available in the world to produce the highest-quality products with the most sustainable manufacturing processes available. We have incorporated the latest advances in remelting, grain refinement, degassing, filtering, casting, tooling, handling, homogenization, cutting, and packaging into our products. Matalco is the leading authority on aluminum billet and ingot, as well as an innovative corporation that is paving the way in establishing best practices in the industry. We have a remarkably low impact on the environment with low-carbon emissions and a smaller carbon footprint than other producers.

As a commitment to our future – and that of the industries we serve – Matalco, along with our sister company Giampaolo Investments Limited, had commissioned a $70 million community investment to renovate a brownfield site in Franklin, Kentucky into a new state-of-the-art re-melting and casting facility. This plant is capable of producing more than 390 million pounds of high-quality slab per year when in full operation.

Workers with Hard Hats

Our Board of Directors

Chris Galifi

Chris Galifi is the Chief Executive Officer at the Giampaolo Group. He is an experienced executive, with more than a decade of management experience and leadership expertise. He first began his career with the Giampaolo Group in 2011. Through 2011 to 2018, Chris served in various roles of increasing responsibilities at Quantum Lifecycle Partners, Venture Steel, Matalco and Triple M Metal, focusing on financial, commercial, procurement, operations, and continuous improvement. Chris is responsible for the overall performance and growth of the Giampaolo Group.

Tolga Egrilmezer

Tolga Egrilmezer is Group Head of Sales & Marketing at Rio Tinto. He is accountable for the company’s revenue line, sales, marketing across all commodities including iron ore, aluminum, copper, minerals, and battery materials. Throughout his career, Tolga has accumulated extensive global executive leadership experience across various areas, including Sales and Marketing, Procurement, Research and Development, Business Development, Corporate Strategy, as well as Operations. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Tolga was with a leading Aluminum company, where he assumed positions as a senior leader and member of the executive management team in Sweden and Norway working with global OEMs in the automotive and electronics sectors. Tolga also has deep experience working in Asia, having been based in China where he oversaw operations of large downstream assets. He possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Administration as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Derrick Phelps

Derrick Phelps, President and Chief Financial Officer of the Giampaolo Group, is an experienced executive with over 20 years of operational and financial know how. Prior to this, Derrick was the President and CFO of ABC Group, an automotive plastics parts manufacturer. Before joining the ABC Group, he advised numerous private companies in a variety of sectors and was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Ernst & Young. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant as well as a Chartered Business Valuator and currently sits on two private equity Boards.

Patrice Bergeron

General Manager – Alma Works
Patrice Bergeron is General Manager of Operations at Rio Tinto’s Alma aluminum smelter, based in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. In his 28-year career with Rio Tinto, Patrice has held various roles in process, business improvement and management of operations teams. He started as a Process Engineer at the Vaudreuil alumina refinery before moving to the Laterrière and Arvida aluminum smelters. Patrice then moved to British Columbia, where he played an instrumental role in the modernization of the Kitimat smelter, before becoming Director of Operations for Rio Tinto’s BC assets. In 2020, he returned to Saguenay – Lac Saint-Jean to become General Manager of Alma Works. Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Laval University.

Our Facilities

The Franklin, Kentucky plant combined with our six existing facilities will produce more than 1.96 billion pounds of recycled aluminum annually.

In conjunction with our sister company, Triple M Metal LP (one of North America’s largest recyclers and processors of ferrous and non-ferrous metals), Matalco ensures our customers have access to a stable and ready supply of products. Matalco is dedicated to providing our customers with superior products and unmatched service in the industry, driving ourselves to meet and exceed all standards.

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