The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV

The Herald-Dispatch

ASHLAND — Five new key executives have been hired to oversee Braidy Industries Inc. and its subsidiary, Veloxint, as the companies gear up to build a $1.6 billion aluminum mill at the EastPark Industrial Center in Ashland, company officials announced Wednesday.

Braidy Industries has appointed Julio Ramirez to the position of chief financial officer.

Ramirez brings experience as a former founder, CEO and CFO for a number of Fortune 500 companies, including The Hackett Group, Molson Coors Brewing Co., Summit Materials and The Freeman Co. Ramirez also served as an audit partner at KPMG for 15 years and was a U.S. Army captain.

At Veloxint, retired Maj. Gen. Kevin McNeely joins as chief operations officer, bringing over two decades of experience in government, personnel management and policy and process development, as well as 38 years of military service to the position. He previously served as director of manpower and personnel at the National Guard Bureau, assistant to the chairman for National Guard Matters, deputy director of strategy, policy and programming for the U.S. European Command and director of strategy, policy and international affairs at the National Guard Bureau…