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VMZINC® Expands Raleigh Headquarters With Two New Hires

Raleigh, NC – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, has announced two recent hires at the company’s Raleigh headquarters. Mary Kate Morace has joined as a project coordinator, and Mike Simon has joined as an assistant sales representative intern.

Mary Kate Morace 

Morace works in the building materials department to coordinate the sales and purchasing of materials to ensure customers receive the correct materials to their job sites on time. In addition, she helps coordinate the creation of sales contracts and purchase orders, as well as pricing materials, checking availability, arranging shipments and billing customers.

Originally from Marlton, New Jersey, Morace earned a double bachelor’s degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining VMZINC®, Morace worked in purchasing for a Lockheed Martin OSP contract in Marlton during college. In this position, she helped complete requirements for more than 25 sites nationwide. Before moving to Raleigh in July 2015, Morace worked in government sales for an electronic components distributor in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

Mike Simon 

In his position, Simon coordinates VMZINC®’s use of the Dodge Global Network. He works to identify potential projects and analyze the specifications of the plans to determine if VMZINC® products could be an appropriate solution. From there, he coordinates the sales process with the appropriate nationwide representatives and analyzes performance data.

Simon, a Pennsylvania native, is a current student at North Carolina State University. He completed his Bachelor of Science in economics in May 2015. In May 2016, he will earn a Master of Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry.

“I am thrilled to join the VMZINC® team here in Raleigh,” said Morace. “I am eager to find new ways to solve challenges, improve processes and learn everything there is to know about the zinc materials we work with on a daily basis.”

“This internship has been a wonderful opportunity to learn and hone in on my sales skillset,” said Simon. “It is exciting to observe the causes for performance breakthroughs and problems and to help develop solutions to benefit VMZINC® and its customers.”

“We are very proud to have Mary Kate and Mike as part of our VMZINC® team,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC®-US. “Both of them have already proven to be excellent additions, bringing numerous skills and talents that will help us better serve our customers nationwide.”


VMZINC_logoVMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold VM Building Solutions USA. For additional information, visit

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