HA-International appoints Gordon McNeilage as its CEO

HA-International has announced that it has appointed Gordon McNeilage to the position of CEO, effective January 1st, 2024. Gordon succeeds Mike Feehan, who had this to say: “Gordon joined HAI in 2023 and has led the commercial team as VP of Sales and Marketing. He comes to HAI with vast experience in the Foundry industry and as an experienced professional executive, which makes him well-suited for the position. He has developed company cultures in his career that perfectly align with the HAI culture.”

Gordon has over 25 years in the industry and has run operations in South Africa, China, and the USA. He was recently the Senior Business Director at SI Group after completing roles of increasing responsibility in his 18 years with the company. Gordon began his career in the Foundry industry after completing his Metallurgical Engineering degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has moved through roles in Sales, Operations, Marketing, and Executive Management.

“I am honoured and excited to rejoin the HA family and feel truly humbled to be given the opportunity as CEO to lead HAI into the future and continue the great work by Mike,” said Gordon. “Setting HAI on a growth path while fostering an amazing culture where all HAI employees can be successful both in a professional and personal capacity.”

Gordon McNeilage

The HA Group Presidents, Christoph Koch, and Franz Butz, expressed their “highest gratitude for Mike’s achievements and best wishes for Gordon.” Mike has been the President/CEO for the last six years and with the company for over 32 years.

About HA-International
Created as a joint venture company in 2001 between Delta-HA (Hüttenes Albertus) and Borden Chemicals, HA-International, LLC serves the North American foundry industry as one of the largest suppliers of products for core and mould production.

Today, HA-International, LLC is part of the global HA Group. The parent organisation, Hüttenes Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH, is highly integrated with the global chemical industry and supplies the global foundry industry through a network of subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

HA-International offers the North American foundries a comprehensive range of products supported in four market segments: Resins systems for bonding sand; Resin coated sands (RCS) for the shell process; Refractory coatings and Chemex feeding systems.

Resin systems include shell resins, ester-cured phenolic coldbox and nobake resins, phenolic urethane coldbox, and nobake resins, acid-curing furan and phenolic resins, hot box resins, and inorganic binders. RCS’s available from HAI include products for general purpose, aluminium, low nitrogen, and specialty coated sands such as zircon. Refractory coatings include products for iron, steel, and lost foam applications and foundry ancillary products such as adhesives and release agents.

Hüttenes Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH is represented in South Africa by DZanetech. For further details contact Johannesburg 083 274 1657 (Koketso Mamogale) or for Johannesburg/KwaZulu-Natal 066 010 0999 (Zaid Syed) or 082 809 7380 (Paul Malone) or DZanetech Cape Town on 082 562 8779 (Dean Horne) or 083 454 5465 (Johan Jooste) or visit www.dzanetech.co.za