Ellwood Teams Up With Retired General on Market Initiatives

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Ellwood, a vertically integrated supplier of metals and custom-engineered components, on Tuesday announced a partnership with retired Maj. Gen. Cameron G. Holt.

Holt, who served in the U.S. Air Force, will work closely with Ellwood’s senior leadership team on strategic initiatives in defense and commercial market sectors.

Holt recently completed 32 years of military service, serving his last four years as the deputy assistant secretary for contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. In that position, he oversaw a global contracting portfolio valued at more than $825 billion, as well as the training, organizing and equipping of more than 8,000 contracting experts.

Holt serves on the board of directors of the National Contract Management Association and is a member of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution Reform Task Force, sponsored by the American Society of Military Comptrollers.

After his service, Holt created Holt Consulting Group LLC to work with companies “to bring together the best of America – industrialists, technologists and capital investors with innovative problem solvers in government to tilt the scales in favor of America and her allies against the adversaries of freedom.”

Ben Huffman, president and CEO of Ellwood, said Holt’s experience and knowledge “will be invaluable” as the company works to “deepen our partnerships with the Department of Defense and strategic global OEMs.

“Holt Consulting Group will amplify our ability to leverage our Ellwood Integrated Advantage – materials technologies, advanced manufacturing capabilities and world-class team – to help our customers win in the markets they serve,” Huffman said.

Pictured at top: Ben Huffman, president and CEO of Ellwood, left, and retired Maj. Gen. Cameron G. Holt.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.