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m +e M A N U FA C T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G Top of the Scrap Heap > A L L I E D A L LOYS ALLIED ALLOYS’ PRESIDENT AND COO BELIEVES IN FILLING THE COMPANY WITH THE MOST PROFICIENT EMPLOYEES POSSIBLE. BY J I M H A R R I S The paths of Jeremy Blachman and Jack Welch have not yet crossed, but the former General Electric CEO’s business philosophies have had a large impact on Blachman’s professional life. “Welch is the person who has probably influenced me the most, even if I never met him or worked with him,” says Blachman, president and COO of Allied Alloys. Like Welch, Blachman says he believes strongly in developing employees as well as engaging in constant recruitment and employee evaluation. “I think you have to be passionate about what you do and select the best players – it takes a team, not just one person, to make it all work, and you’re only as strong as your weakest link,” Blachman adds. “You should always strive to have the right people in the right jobs and, in your mind, be constantly recruiting people, even if you don’t have a position open immediately.” Blachman stresses the development of “A” – consistently excellent – and “B” – -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Allied Alloys Revenues: $200 million HQ: Houston Employees: 100 Specialty: Scrap metal processing -------------------------------------------------------------// Allied Alloys stresses hiring the people with the most potential and then ensuring that they receive the training and development they need. generally excellent – players and giving them consistent feedback. “You have to tell people where they stand and what you and other managers think of them – both good and things they need to improve,” he says. Blachman joined Allied Alloys two years ago after serving as a CFO and in other finance-related positions for other companies. Early in his career he worked in operations, sales and trading for Bankers Trust, which is now owned by Deutsche Bank. While there, he worked closely with executives Charlie Sanford and Al Bellino, both of whom shared Welch’s philosophies of continuously looking for the best people and offering feedback, he says. 58 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SPRING 2012 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

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Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Power Words
Marketing Strategy
Wisdom Era
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Supply Chain
Carvajal Empaques
Graham Partners
Carley Foundry
Cotter Bros. Corp.
SMS Siemag
Allied Alloys
Albiasa Corp.
Columbus McKinnon
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
MMIC Global
Tom James
US Pole Inc.
Kaivac Cleaning
Playworld Systems
Global Mergers
ADA Environmental Solutions
Kalahari Resorts
Genghis Grill
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Westgate Resorts
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Ross Video
Daniels Electronics
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Greenpoint Technologies
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Gehan Homes
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Forino Corp.
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Virtual Instruments
RGB Networks
Salient Federal Solutions
Ad Index
Last Look

Management Today - Spring 2012