Senior Management

BRISMET is the undisputed North American leader in welded stainless, duplex, super duplex, nickel alloy and titanium pipe production with vast experience in providing stainless steel and high alloy solutions to projects throughout the world.

We offer one of the most diverse product ranges in both sizes and alloys to meet your piping needs domestically and internationally.

Through BRISMET’s technical sales team and strong quality control program, we provide a complete range of testing and technical support to meet your most demanding project requirements. Additionally, BRISMET maintains significant inventory levels for many alloys, in sizes and wall thicknesses to provide rapid response to your everyday needs. For project requirements, BRISMET utilizes its vast manufacturing capabilities and strong vendor relationships to provide your project needs at the lowest cost and within your project time-line. For specific inventory availability, please contact our sales department.

 

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J. Kyle Pennington

Kyle Pennington was named President of Bristol Metals, LLC in June 2011. He was President of BRISMET Pipe Division from September 2009 to June 2011 and served as Vice President of Manufacturing, Bristol Metals from December 2007 through September 2009. Prior to joining Bristol Metals in 2007, Mr. Pennington worked 17 years in the metals industry including 12 years’ experience in executive management and service on the Board of Directors of Texas & Northern Industries, a Lone Star Steel subsidiary. He received his B.S. in Business Management degree from the University of Tennessee.

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John Tidlow

John Tidlow joined Bristol Metals, LLC in October 2001. He has worked as VP of Marketing and Planning as well as VP of Purchasing during his tenure before taking over as Executive Vice President in 2010.  During 2012, he took over the role of General Manager of Fabrication as well. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Villanova University.

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Kris Epperson

Kristopher Epperson joined Bristol Metals, LLC in August of 1995. Mr. Epperson has held many roles at Bristol Metals from working in our warehouse and shipping group to inside sales and managing our special alloys and projects department. Mr. Epperson has been leading our special alloys and projects sales efforts since early 2002. Kristopher has also guided our international and commodity sales teams since 2009. Mr. Epperson received his advanced training from the University of Tennessee.

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Michael L. Barry

In 2011 Michael Barry was named Director of Fabrication Operations and is responsible for the Bristol, TN and Crossett, AR fabrication facilities. He was Plant Manager of BristolFab from April 2010 to June 2011. Prior to joining Bristol Metals in 2010, Mr. Barry worked 17 years in the metals industry in both technical and management roles and 4 years in the flat glass industry. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with his degree from the University of Tennessee and a Masters degree in Management from Antioch University.

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Barry Newberry

Barry Newberry joined Bristol Metals, LLC in September 1996.  He has worked throughout the organization from inside sales to purchasing.  He received his B.B. A. in Accounting from East Tennessee State University.

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James Hertz

James Hertz joined Bristol Metals, LLC in June of 2011.  Prior to joining Bristol Metals, Mr. Hertz had accrued 16 years of experience as a corporate controller with manufacturing companies in North Carolina.  He received his B.A. in Accounting from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA.

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Josh Ringley

Josh Ringley began his professional career at Bristol Metals, LLC in April of 2002 after receiving his B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology from East Tennessee State University.  Before taking on his current role in 2011, he served as an Industrial Engineer, Production Superintendent, and Manager of Production Control and Shipping.