We are a customer centric and solution based metal supplier. We'll meet your needs from the smallest niche to the largest bulk requirement.
Excellent customer service! We've established a strong, mutually beneficial relationship, with Vested Metals.
Purchasing manager at a leading subcontract firearm designer and manufacture
Vested Metals is my go-to supplier of hard to find materials. They always have my best interest in mind.
Senior Buyer at a top Midwest based tier one orthopedic medical device subcontractor
I appreciate all the leg work you do for me at Vested Metals. You are definitely a value added supplier.
Commodity Manager at a niche orthopedic medical device OEM
Thanks for continuing to look for the piece. A lot of vendors would have just blown me off.
Supply Chain Manager a global industrial manufacture
Viv Helwig founded Vested Metals in 2014 and now serves the company in the role of Business Development Manager overseeing all of the company’s activities. He founded the company on the idea that there are companies with niche metals requirements of all sizes that need a knowledgeable supplier that is dedicated to either providing them with direct solutions or pointing them in the right direction. The idea was that companies will actually embrace working with a smaller supplier who values their raw material metal needs.
Viv spends a large portion of his time on business development as well as nurturing supply side relationships. He keeps a pulse on the company’s day to day sales and operations and maintains strong relationships with all of its partners.
The majority of Viv’s career has been spent in sales and business development in specialty metals in a mill environment. This allowed him to understand the needs of distributors and their eventual end use customers. His primary exposure has been to the Defense and Medical markets as he spent a number of years focusing primary on the raw material requirements of the major medical orthopedic OEM’s and their subcontract suppliers. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Flagler College.
Dennis Erwin joined Vested Metals in 2014 during the formation and conceptual stage before officially launching. He is a partner in a consulting and development firm that has a strategic alignment with Vested Metals. In addition, he also serves on the Vested Metals board of directors.
Dennis spends a large portion of his time on strategy and positioning the company for growth in size, earnings and valuation. He keeps a pulse on the company’s day to day finances and maintains strong relationships with its working capital providers.
In addition to investment banking, Dennis’ earlier career included operating experience in both early stage and mature companies, in roles from COO/President to CFO and head of administration. He earned an MBA from Indiana University and a BA from DePauw University.
Lisa Burns is passionate about building strong and valuable organizations. She joined Vested Metals during the formation and conceptual stage and now provides leadership across all of VMI’s activities. She is a partner in a consulting and development firm that has a strategic alignment with Vested Metals.
Lisa works closely with both the commercial and finance teams to build consensus to deliver on growth goals. She leads employees to understand that relationships based on integrity and trust are the only effective way to build true value for an organization. This is true not only for internal relationships but externally as well. The most rewarding transactions for both buyer and seller occur when there is deep mutual knowledge and respect.
Lisa started in nonprofit fundraising with campus ministry organizations, in addition to leadership in entrepreneurial businesses. She later served as executive director with a leading Indianapolis based arts organization and consulted with foundations prior to joining VMI. Lisa has a BA from Georgia Southern University.
Vested Metals is headquartered in sunny Florida and serves customers throughout the Southeast. Get in touch with us today, we look forward to working with you.