About Us

Originally built to handle secondary Aluminum, Charles Koetting and a partner bought the plant in 1983 and transformed it into a high end processor of unique and high-purity primary aluminum. The name C-KOE Metals became synonymous with quality. Mr. Koetting later sold his shares in the plant to his partner, only to acquire the entire operation in 2001. Charles, as the sole owner, gave the business his name and opened the doors as C-KOE Metals that year. Since then, the company has earned the respect of customers all over the world. Its commitment to continuous improvement in production, technical investments, global supply chain, and excellent customer service has made C-KOE Metals the premier supplier to many of the world’s leading aluminum users.

Our Mission

C-KOE Metals’ mission is to be the leading source for digestible Aluminum products in both high purity and custom alloys.  We are committed to adding value to our clients and providing them a competitive advantage by improving throughput, safety, and product quality.

Charles Koetting, Founder and Chairman of the Board

Charles Koetting is a successful entrepreneur who began his career as an industrial general contractor. His educational background in economics, along with his keen business sense, allowed him to realize the potential of a small aluminum recycling facility. Through his vision, C-KOE Metals has become a predominant source of high purity aluminum for users around the world. Charles is the driving force behind the long term business relationships, recruiting and retaining highly qualified staff, and the steady financial growth. In addition to C-KOE Metals, Charles has founded more than 35 other successful enterprises in property development, construction, and manufacturing industries.

Jake Koetting, CEO

As part of the CKOE atmosphere since the mid-1980s, Jake has witnessed the company’s steady growth, as well as the transition from scrap recycling to high-purity aluminum pellet and bar production. Before officially joining CKOE in 2019, Jake set out to garner as much diverse professional experience as possible. Throughout his career, Jake has successfully launched, owned, and operated several businesses.  Now as CEO, Jake is proud to take an active, hands-on approach to all aspects of the business, including production, procurement, equipment innovation, employee relations, and sales. He draws on all of his experiences to take CKOE to the next level.

Donielle Wright, President

Donielle is a dedicated leader with extensive experience in various aspects of the aluminum pellet industry. Since joining CKOE in 2016, she has played key roles in procurement, inventory management, shipping, customer service, and quality assurance. Her commitment to quality and growth has been instrumental in the company’s success, including achieving ISO certification. As President, Donielle’s leadership continues to drive C-KOE Metals’ excellence and global impact.

Jose Montalvo, Sales

Jose Montalvo is a seasoned professional in the sales industry, with over a decade of diverse experience spanning B2B and B2C sectors.  As Head of Sales at C-KOE Metals, Jose oversees all sales operations, with a focus on business development, pricing, negotiations, and customer relations.  Jose’s approach to sales is akin to solving a puzzle – identifying the right fit for the customer.

Prior to joining C-KOE Metals, Jose served as a Business Development Representative with Nextep, a Human Capital Management company.  Before his role at Nextep, he ran an independent insurance and financial services practice.  Jose started his sales career at ADP, selling human capital management solutions. Jose is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Finance.

Mary York
Accounting Specialist
Neris Ventura
Plant Manager
Yvonne Oviedo
Customer Service Representative
Plant Manager

The C-KOE Metals Team is dedicated to providing you with quality product, delivered on time, and exactly to your specifications.

We strive to earn your business every day.

Plant personnel average over 17 years tenure with C-KOE Metals and each new team member is hand picked by the existing staff.