LOS ANGELES RTI
International Metals Inc. has named a veteran of the aircraft
engine industry as its top commercial officer, further
emphasizing its focus on downstream markets.
The Pittsburgh-based titanium
producer, fabricator and distributor has appointed Patricia A.
OConnell to the new position of executive vice president,
commercial, effective Jan. 14.
OConnell most recently served as president of customer
business for the defense, civil helicopter and small turbo
props businesses of British engine builder Rolls-Royce
Plcs North American unit. She previously was executive
vice president at the GE Aviation and president of the GE Civil
Aviation Systems units of General Electric Co., and held
various positions at Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins