Copper Development Association names new president and CEO

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The Copper Development Association has named Adam Estelle as its new president and CEO, effective May 1, 2024. Photo: CDA.

The Copper Development Association, Inc. (CDA), has announced the promotion of Adam Estelle as its new president and CEO, effective May 1, 2024.

Estelle has worked with the association for almost 16 years, joining in 2008. He has held various roles over his time with the CDA, including project engineer for seven years; director of rod and bar; and vice-president of the association, his most recent role which he has held since 2022. Estelle is the sixth leader in the history of the CDA. He will succeed Andrew Kireta, Jr.

“As president and CEO, Estelle is well equipped to oversee a team of subject matter experts who work toward CDA’s mission of bringing the value of copper and its alloys to society to address the challenges of today and tomorrow,” said Michael O’Shaughnessy, Chairman of the CDA Board.

Over his time with the CDA, Estelle has led several strategic initiatives with impactful results, including raising market awareness to the antimicrobial properties of copper; demonstrating the high-speed machining advantages of brass rod; and developing new industry datasets and standards to protect the viability of the scrap stream. He has also played a key role in the development and implementation of CDA’s new subscription-based business model, which empowers members to set strategic priorities and align their CDA investment with where they see value, the association stated.

“I’m honoured and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to lead the next chapter in CDA’s bright future,” Estelle said. “With a strong team in place, I look forward to sharpening our mission focus, enhancing our member value proposition, and strengthening our strategic partnership with the International Copper Association.”

To learn more about The Copper Development Association, visit copper.org.

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