Special Shapes Refractory Co (SSRC) has appointed John Neufeld as Vice President of Operations and Engineering at the Company’s Bessemer, AL headquarters.

SSRC is a provider of refractory products to furnace operators around the globe. Neufeld is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, with a focus in Manufacturing

In addition to his formal education, he brings decades of experience in furnace design and operation, having served in a number of roles at Gallo Glass, most recently serving as Senior Manager of the Furnace and Batch Departments.

John is a member of the American Society of Ceramic engineers, an Alumni of the LeTourneau University Automotive Society, and has served in several trustee positions for California entities.