The hustle and bustle began bright and early on Friday, May 6th at the United Performance Metals headquarters building in Hamilton, OH. With a mixture of UPM employees, White House employees and top executives from companies like GE Aviation, Siemens Energy, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies, the liveliness carried on throughout the morning. All were there to prepare for one thing—a visit from the President of the United States to talk about AM Forward and the Bipartisan Innovation Act.
Just days before the event, the racks that held additive base plates were…Learn more
On any given day, runners of all ages can be seen moving through our neighborhood streets, setting a pace in their favorite gym, or dashing through town. But there are trailblazers, too - runners who move off the beaten path - onto hiking routes and hillsides, maneuvering the natural terrain. These are the Trail Runners.
Tyler Burkhart, Technical Support Specialist in our Cincinnati office, has secured his place in the trail running community. His recent 50K, a 31-mile achievement, was the first in what may be a line of personal records.
Tyler admits he is a newcomer to the sport. In…Learn more
United Performance Metals has reestablished our summer internship program. These hard-working students learn first-hand what it means to be a specialty metals solutions center, provide extra hands for our team, and bring a new perspective to our programs. The results of their efforts allow us to complete important projects and provide mentoring opportunities for current employees across a variety of departments. Get to know these six outstanding interns who work in our corporate headquarters located in Hamilton, Ohio.
Joe DelGrippo is a junior studying Finance at Elon University in North…Learn more
A pinnacle is defined as the highest point of development or achievement. United Performance Metals proudly recognizes select employees for their exceptional accomplishments over the past year by presenting them with our UPM Pinnacle Award. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 UPM Pinnacle Award: Chris Blackburn, Josh Gondkoff and Michael O’Prey.
Chris Blackburn has been part of the United Performance Metals family for over 26 years. Taking lead in our Laser Cell facility, Chris developed integral processes to support our customer requirements and has built our laser…Learn more
The holidays are special for so many of us. Not only is it a time for family, celebration, reflection and gift-giving, but it is also a time to count our blessings and give back to those who are less fortunate. Members of our Hamilton office had the opportunity make Christmas a little brighter through our annual "Adopt A Family" program. It was our privilege to be a part of this program once again.
October marked the return of the Michael J. Fox Foundation's “Tour de Fox” Cycling Series for Parkinson's Research. This year, the Tour de Fox went virtual with a 30-mile, socially distant ride through Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, AL.
The dedicated cycling group, Team Rowland, was led by Mike Rowland, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of O’Neal Industries. United Performance Metals proudly continued our participation in the annual event with teammate and fellow rider, Jeffrey Liesch, UPM Chief Financial Officer. Jeff’s fundraising efforts resulted in financial…Learn more
Peter Neuberger will officially assume his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Performance Metals on October 1, 2020. Peter joins the UPM leadership team following the promotion of former UPM President and CEO, Tom Kennard, to Executive Vice President for O’Neal Industries, the parent company of UPM.
Peter had previously held the position of President at G&L Tube, a North American manufacturer of small diameter, thin wall tubing. G&L is also an affiliate of O’Neal Industries.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for the people and culture at UPM, and I am…Learn more
Celebrating our Graduates
Graduation ceremonies may look a little different this spring, but the cause for celebration is none less joyful! We are proud to share the happy news of these graduates’ accomplishments with our team and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Emily Bick has graduated from Taylor High School where she maintained a 3.8 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. Her activities included 4 years of Golf, lettering each year, also Drama club and dance. Daughter of Brian Bick in our Cincinnati office, Emmy will be attending Northern…Learn more
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