Brian Gold & Al Mayer to Retire from Superior Technical Ceramics

Oct. 17, 2019

Pioneering ceramics engineers oversaw many advancements during their 70+ combined years of service.


Press Release: For Immediate Release

St. Albans, VT   October 17, 2019


Superior Technical Ceramics (STC) today announced the retirement of two of its longest serving executives, Brian Gold and Al Mayer. Both had been serving in transitional roles following the acquisition of the firm by Artemis Capital Partners in the 4th quarter of last year.

Brian Gold started his career at STC 37 years ago, while Al Mayer can count 35 years with the firm.  Each steadily advanced to leadership positions, and assumed key roles after the passing of Ted Church, STC's past owner.   During their tenure, Brian and Al each oversaw significant expansions in the firm's materials engineering capabilities, improvements in deployments of cutting-edge ceramics technologies, and actively encouraged advancements in the safety and quality of life of the firm's employees.

Over the past several weeks, the firm held a series of events celebrating the many milestones the pair's hard work helped to realize.  Frequently cited were their successful development and introduction of new lines of advanced materials into the firm's portfolio, including superabrasive materials and advanced oxide based materials. During the celebrations, for this and for many other reasons, the two were honored by an outpouring of heart-felt appreciation and best wishes for their respective well-earned retirements.

“Today is bittersweet." said Peter Morten, STC's CEO  "Brian Gold and Al Mayer have contributed over 70 years of experience to this firm, and their many achievements are greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. Their leadership roles across a broad range of the company’s operations have deeply benefited both STC and the firm's clients alike. We owe them both our hearty thanks, and best wishes as they enter this happy new phase of their careers."