Our Team 2017-05-07T19:38:11+00:00

Trust. Accountability. Taber.

Companies that possess a compelling history often inspire an extraordinary kind of commitment amongst its workers. It is this very dedication that leads to a strong and successful corporate legacy. Meet Taber.

Eric Angermeier

President

Joining the Taber team as President in early 2017, Eric Angermeier spent over 20 years in the aluminum industry establishing senior level leadership roles including sales and operations management at multiple plant sites in the United States. Prior to coming to Taber, Angermeier held the role of President at Manufacturing Performance Improvement Systems Consulting, utilizing his strong established background in operations, sales, and finance. Eric is a Certified Lean Manager from Ohio State University and has an extensive background in developing team based organizations.  Eric has relocated to the Russellville, Arkansas area.

Allan Bennett

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Prior to joining Taber as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in early 2015, Allan Bennett was Vice President, Solar Market Development at Hydro Aluminum North America. Prior to that, Mr. Bennett held positions with Hydro as Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for both the Northeast and Western regions, beginning in November, 2005. Previously, Mr. Bennett held positions in Sales and Sales Management for Alcoa, Pechiney World Trade and Pechiney Rhenalu. He has a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University, and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird.

Mike McDonald

Production Manager, Russellville, AR

A Russellville native, Mike McDonald worked as a contractor and carpenter up until 2004, when he applied to for a temporary position at Taber, then hired full-time within a few months. Mike spent time in shipping, inventory, and production for over seven years before he moved into account management and sales, working closely to connect production to sales staff and clients. He now oversees raw material, purchasing, extrusion, finishing, and shipping on the extrusion side of the business, and manages the fabrication department. When McDonald isn’t reinforcing Taber’s excellent company culture, he can be found spending time with his wife and 5 children.

Gavin Butterworth

Plant Manager, Russellville, AR

Gavin Butterworth is the Plant Manager at Taber Extrusions Russellville, AR facility. Gavin joined Taber in March 2016. Gavin is a Metallurgist with over 26 years experience in the coating, wire, strand, rope and fencing industry.

Gavin started his career at Haggie Rand Steel Wire Ropes in South Africa and was their Quality Manager before moving to the US in 2001 and joining Bekaert Corporation. In 2006 he transitioned into Production Management as their Strand Manager and received their Manufacturing Excellence award. Gavin is a goal orientated leader with focus on safety, team work and continuous improvement.

Mike Keenan

Plant Manager, Gulfport, MS

Michael R. Keenan has been at the Taber Extrusions Gulfport; MS facility for 37 years. Mike has served as Plant Manager for the last 10 years. Earlier in his career at Taber he has held the positions of Operations Manager, Production Control Manager, Shipping/Transportation Manager, Fabrication Manager and Extrusion Shift Supervisor.
Mike attended the University of Southern Mississippi and received an Associate’s Degree from Mississippi Gulfport Coast Community College.
Mike is a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He and his wife Sharon presently live in Long Beach, MS.

Our customers expect a consistent quality of service with a familiar look and feel whenever and however they contact Taber.

Employees are customers too. Taber exerts just as much effort in attracting, engaging and retaining employees as is made for customers. We believe there’s nothing more important than consistent delivery of exceptional service, dependability and innovation. Taber promotes our philosophy of achieving together by maintaining a pleasant company atmosphere and learning from our clients. This approach ensures mutually rewarding results and outcomes… and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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