In a planned succession, Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC announces the appointment of Andrea J. Funk as its new CEO. Funk assumed responsibilities as CEO effective August 3, 2013 and is succeeding Edward Kerins, who has retired from Cambridge-Lee after 39 years of service, in which he served as CEO for the past three years.

Funk has been at Cambridge-Lee for the past 3 years as CFO and Treasurer, and has spent over 20 years in various financial and operational positions in manufacturing companies, most recently at Carpenter Technology and Arrow International. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

The company remains focused on putting the customer first. Funk said, “We are grateful to Ed Kerins for his leadership and dedication, which has helped us to build the customer relationships and company culture we have today, and wish him all the best in his retirement. Our focus on our customers is what makes Cambridge-Lee special, and we will continue to build on this cornerstone of our company’s success.”

Cambridge-Lee is a leading manufacturer and distributor of seamless copper tubes and industrial metals products. The company’s employees are expanding the customer focus in every aspect of the business, and are exploring growth opportunities by offering new products and customization options. In addition, the company is starting up its new Commercial Tube plant, with state of the art cast and roll technology in a new 200,000 square foot facility. This will enable the company to expand its HVAC business.

Dan Erck, EVP of Cambridge-Lee’s Industrial Metals Division (IMD) will continue to lead IMD, and Dave Zellers, Director of Plumbing Sales, will continue to be the main contact for Plumbing and Lineset customers