Flack Global Metals recently announced that Dennis Merino has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the newly acquired Fabral Metal and Wall Roofing Systems. Fabral is an independent organization and the first venture of FGM's new direct equity investment platform, Flack Manufacturing Investments, centered on steel-consuming OEMs.
In a company release, Fabral highlighted Merino's 30-plus years of experience in the building products sector, most recently as president of Castle & Cooke Building Materials. His appointment is Merino's second tenure with Fabral; he previously was Vice President and General Manager.
"Dennis has a proven track record leading teams through M&A scenarios and shares our growth mindset," said Jeremy Flack, Flack Global Metals founder and CEO. "He is a respected leader to have at the helm of Fabral as we forge a new path by investing in the business, the team, enhanced equipment and the most trusted technologies."
Merino graduated from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in Malibu, Calif., with a business administration and management degree and is obtaining his MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University.
"I can say from experience, Fabral has the best team in the industry. I jumped at the opportunity to work alongside them again," said Merino. "With Jeremy's support and vision for the future, we will now be able to create leading-edge experiences for Fabral team members and customers alike."
Fabral is a supplier of metal building envelope solutions for multiple end markets, including residential, commercial and post-frame/agricultural. FGM is a hybrid organization combining a domestic flat-rolled metals distributor and supply chain manager with a financial services firm.
The company has eight locations nationwide with 246 employees. Fabral also includes the CopperCraft-brand of architectural products.