Leadership and Staff.Who We Are.

Philip L. Fava – President & CEO. Philip Fava has been with PK Metals since its inception in 1979. Philip served as General Manager until 1983 when he became President & CEO. Philip oversees the finances, administration and management team. He serves as the co-chair of the NY ISRI Legislative Caucus and has also served as president on the board of the NY Chapter of ISRI from 2004-2006. Philip also serves on the board of Good Shepherd Hospice.

Richard Smith – Vice President & COO. Richard Smith has been with PK Metals since its inception in 1979. As the Vice President & COO Richard oversees the day-to-day operations and our fleet management and transportation services.

William Rouse – Quality Environmental Health & Safety Manager/Operations Manager. William Rouse has been with PK Metals since 1991. William oversees our management system ensuring compliance for quality, environmental, health and safety. William manages production and markets copper bearing export products. William has served on ISRI’s Safety & Environmental council since its inception.

Louis Fava – Trader. Louis Fava has been with PK Metals since 1992. Louis works closely with COMEX and secures spread for our trade into several mills ensuring that we maintain competitive pricing for our customers.

Thomas Buhler – Yard Manager/Special Projects. Thomas Buhler has been with PK Metals since 1979. Thomas supervises crews handling on and off site projects while ensuring our customers receive quality service and satisfaction.

William Brandly – Inventory Foreman/Customer Service. William Brandley has been with PK Metals since 2004. William oversees all of our current inventory and works with our employees to ensure customer service and satisfaction.

Timothy Jochen – Buyer/Account Executive. Timothy Jochen has been with PK Metals since 2006. Timothy works closely with each of our customers on a day-to-day basis making sure their needs are met and their expectations are exceeded.

Jim Cullen – Business Development. Jim joined PK Metals in January 2011. His focus is to expand & develop new sales channels. He has an in-depth knowledge of the NY Metro area, developed through his many years of selling/marketing to this regional marketplace. He serves as a Board Member for the St. Mary’s East Islip CYO Basketball program, in addition to being an Adjunct Professor in their respective Schools of Business, for both Dowling & Molloy Colleges.

Leslie Combs – Executive Administrator. Leslie Combs has been with PK Metals since 2005 and serves as the Executive Administrator to the CEO & COO. In addition, Leslie handles various office management duties.

Catherine Finn – Human Resources. Catherine Finn has been with PK Metals since 1986. Catherine is responsible for a variety of human resource and bookkeeping duties including employment records and insurance.

Michelle Santomauro – Logistics Coordinator. Michelle Santomauro has been with PK Metals since 1993. Michelle handles our logistical activities while ensuring our customers receive outstanding service and satisfaction.