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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Operating 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.
Chief of Staff
Ms. Nealon brings a problem-solving mindset combined with a skillset in change management and data analytics.
In her role as CoS at Commonwealth Rolled Products, Ms. Nealon aids in developing and executing the company’s five-year strategy and working cross-functionally on key projects requiring additional manpower.
Ms. Nealon formerly served as CoS to AHF Products, the leading hardwood flooring manufacturer in the United States, and as Assistant Plant Manager at their Beverly, WV, facility. Ms. Nealon is also a partner at American Industrial Products (AIP) and, in addition to her support at various portfolio companies, helps lead pricing, procurement and recruiting initiatives at AIP.
She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.