Andrew G. Kireta Jr. is vice president – market development, at the Copper Development Association Inc., New York, New York, a not-for-profit trade association that serves as the advanced market development and engineering services arm of the copper and brass industry in the U.S.
An ASTM member since 1998, Kireta works on Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys and several B05 subcommittees. He previously served as B05 membership secretary and is the current chairman of Subcommittee B05.92 on Awards. He is a recipient of the B05 Copper Club Award for his work.
Kireta joined CDA in 1992 as Midwest regional manager and held management positions for tube, pipe and fittings, and architectural applications, before becoming vice president – building construction in 2008. He assumed his current role in 2010. As CDA vice president, Kireta is responsible for promoting the use of copper and copper alloy systems and related products in both building construction and sustainable energy applications.
Kireta holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.