RJ Lee Group Names New COO


RJ Lee’s Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Richard J. Lee announced today the naming of Charles Spangler, Jr. as new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Former COO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David James will continue in his role as RJ Lee Group’s CFO, as well as assume the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations & CFO position within a spin-off, Delta-Energy, LLC. These changes are part of the stepping stones needed in building a base for RJ Lee Group becoming a more formally structured Company. As such, Delta-Energy’s patented tire recycling technology has opened the door to rapid growth and prime market positioning in the rubber industry.

Mr. Spangler was formerly the Director of Operations at RJ Lee Group and a member of the corporate decision-making team. For the last eight years, he has been the program manager for a super alloy powder metal evaluation project that qualifies powder metal lots for use in critical jet aircraft engine parts. He has also taken the lead to develop new, recently patented technology that will be extremely beneficial in future powder metal evaluations projects. Additionally, Mr. Spangler continues to oversee an ongoing Department of Defense project that he began managing at the project’s initiation in 1987. The goal of the project was to design, construct and operate a computer-controlled, fully integrated life test system to evaluate parts used in missile systems. He has guided the project through a variety of stages from life-testing to analytical studies, research and development efforts and equipment design. Prior to his joining the company in 1987, he spent 20 years with U.S. Steel Corporation as a research scientist.

Mr. James is formerly the COO and CFO at RJ Lee Group. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in financial and operations management activities for a wide variety of industries. His financial management experience ranges from non-profit organizations to the transportation industry. He has lead the overall financial, business development, and operational management of RJLG, which includes five nationwide branch locations, several subsidiary organizations, and over 200 employees. Prior to joining RJ Lee Group, Mr. James held positions ranging from director of finance for a city to a regional accounting manger for a company with revenues in excess of $250 million dollars with over 9,000 employees. He has worked for both large and small companies in a variety of industries.

Delta-Energy, a premier resource recovery company, provides alternative, higher value solutions for tire recycling. That includes the recovery of basic raw materials and fuels, reduction of carbon footprint for already heavily carbon dependent companies in the polymer industry, and a means of meeting customer demands for recycled material content.

RJ Lee Groupis an organization of scientific experts who provide analytical and consulting services based on extensive knowledge of materials characterization, analytical instrumentation and software development. Leading organizations come to RJ Lee Group for more than data and information; they come for an innovative approach and technical solutions developed through our commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. The Company is built on a culture of continuous improvement, constantly developing and implementing new technologies to deliver value to its customers and enhance its core business. This philosophy has materialized into a wide range of laboratory management and sampling logistics processes that reduce costs, speed analysis, and deliver high quality analytical information to customers. RJ Lee Group has an established and successful track record developing and commercializing leading-edge technologies and managing large-scale analytical efforts.

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