About Us

Our Leadership

Commonwealth Rolled Products has a strong leadership team with a proven track record of creating value and placing customers at the center of its mission. They lead an entrepreneurial team that is inspired every day to discover new and better ways to serve our customers and reinforce our position as a leader in the aluminum rolled products industry.

Mike Keown

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Keown is an accomplished, highly experienced business leader with over two decades in the metals industry. He brings broad, global expertise in all facets of metals production, from finance to procurement to general management, positioning him to amplify success in all areas of a business.

As CEO of Commonwealth Rolled Products, Mr. Keown oversees the vision and growth of the company, leading it into the future, building on its legacy and setting a committed course toward excellence.

Mr. Keown formerly served as Executive Vice President and President North America for Aleris from 2015 to 2020. Throughout his 20-year career with the company, Mr. Keown has held various positions in finance, metal procurement, supply chain and general management in North America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Keown holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oakland City University.

Travis Debes

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Debes brings over 15 years of extensive experience in many aspects of the metals industry, from supply chain management to sales and procurement.

In his role as CCO at Commonwealth Rolled Products, Mr. Debes oversees the development and implementation of commercial strategies for the company.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics from Miami University.

Glenn Miller

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Miller is a leading financial expert who brings extensive strategic, accounting and metals industry experience. For over 30 years, he managed all aspects of financial operations for global metals companies.

Appointed CFO of Commonwealth Rolled Products in December 2020, Mr. Miller leads all financial activities of the company, including business planning and forecasting, internal analysis and budgeting.

Mr. Miller holds an accounting degree from Robert Morris University and received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Rich Burchett

Chief Metals Officer

Mr. Burchett has been a leader in all aspects of operations, maintenance, engineering, technology, supply chain and LEAN manufacturing in the metals industry for over 25 years. He brings a broad level of expertise across all facets of manufacturing operations.

Appointed COO for Commonwealth Rolled Products in December 2020, Mr. Burchett oversees all operational functions of the business, implementing business strategies and plans, and setting performance and growth goals. Mr. Burchett served as Vice President, Operations – Lewisport for Aleris from 2014 to 2020.

Mr. Burchett holds a bachelor’s in Technology Management, an AA in Small Business Administration/Management and an AA in Real Estate from Western Kentucky University.

Charles “Chuck” Coney

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Coney has over 30+ years of experience focused in the metals, automotive and aerospace industries and has held senior leadership roles in operations, maintenance, engineering, technology, supply chain, continuous improvement and project management.

As Chief Technology Officer for the company, Mr. Coney oversees all technical processes including product qualification and industrialization, product quality and recovery, capital projects, non-metals procurement as well as new product development. Prior to being appointed CTO, Mr. Coney led the Hot Mill Transformation project, served as Director of Supply Chain and most recently as Vice President of Operations.

Mr. Coney holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and is a Lean/Six-Sigma Black Belt.


Chief Operating Officer

Most recently Ed Hemmersbach was management consultant serving clients in the aerospace and aluminum rolled products industries and served as a Director on the Board of Commonwealth Rolled Products.

In 2019, Ed retired from Alcoa Corp. as the Vice-President of Alcoa Rolled Products and was President, Alcoa Global Packaging (AGP) prior to the dissolution of Alcoa Inc. Prior to joining Alcoa he was employed by Commonwealth Aluminum. During his career, Ed, held various operations, maintenance and engineering roles.

Ed graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and has a Masters in Business Administration.