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About Us

Now Under New Ownership

Welcome to Russellville Engineered Castings, formerly Rane Light Metal Castings.


New ownership brings a fresh commitment to producing the highest quality castings available anywhere in the world.  We currently supply parts for many of America’s premier automotive and truck manufacturers, appliance manufacturers and other industries which require highly complex, high-strength, thin-walled, low porosity and lightweight components. 


Our experienced team and state-of-the-art facility is equipped to reliably provide highly engineered casting components our customers depend on to produce their products.  

About The Company

Russellville Engineered Castings is an ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified manufacturer with a long history of serving the automotive, appliance and utility industries. Founded in 1956 as a Rockwell Corporation captive manufacturing facility, the company was spun off in 1989 and has operated as an independent manufacturer since then.  In 2023, the company was purchased by an investment group with a strong history of successfully managing, growing and improving industrial facilities throughout North America. 


The new owners have a successful background in privately-held, family-owned manufacturing companies and a demonstrated ability to improve operations, quality control, marketing and manufacturing processes. 


The new company name reflects their commitment to the community, the talented employees and the markets they serve. 


Our focus is to grow and increase utilization of our industry-leading manufacturing capabilities, positioning the company to best serve its North American customers while supporting the local community. 

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

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Todd Dibenedetto

Todd DiBenedetto is a turnaround management executive with more than 20 years of successful engagements with manufacturing companies of all sizes. Todd led several successful turnarounds as both co-founder and President of Big Shoulders Capital in Chicago. As president and chief executive officer of Russellville Engineered Castings, Inc., DiBenedetto is continuing the tradition of identifying distressed manufacturing businesses and employing a very active, hands-on management approach to effect a restructuring.  He grew up in family-owned manufacturing businesses and has a passion for domestic industrial manufacturing success.  Prior successful investments include Benada Aluminum Products in Florida, Savannah Industrial Solutions in Tennessee, Anderson Manufacturing in Wisconsin, Lyon Metal Products in Illinois, LB Metals in Illinois, and many, many more.  All of these businesses were purchased out of distressed circumstances and are thriving today.  Todd was previously executive vice president, commercial industrial for Hilco Global and a board member and owner of several manufacturing companies.  He has a degree in business management and is an FAA airline transport commercial pilot rated in numerous corporate aircraft. Todd also volunteers as a pilot for Angel Flight.

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Mark Heinze

Mark Heinze is a distressed business turnaround professional with more than 20 years of experience in successful turnarounds and workouts. With experience in restructuring businesses in stamping, fabrication, perforating, agricultural machinery, injection molding and valve manufacturing. With a specialization in restructuring, recapitalization and manufacturing process improvements, Mark has worked as both a business owner, operator, consultant, and investor to successfully implement dramatic business improvements. Recently he served as the full-time president and chief executive of a hydronic and hydraulic valves company, overseeing strong growth and operational improvements. Mark was also a management consulting firm principal and managing director serving manufacturing companies in the areas of process improvements, LEAN manufacturing, interim management and strategic planning. Earlier in his career he was general manager responsible for the turnaround of an industrial perforating manufacturer, including supply chain reorganization, debt consolidation, sales management, a full-scale MRP integration. Mark holds a degree in management and economics and is certified as a Black Belt in LEAN manufacturing techniques.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our products and services, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist and look forward to hearing from you.

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