LOS ANGELES An Allegheny
Technologies Inc. (ATI) executive has been given added
responsibilities within the companys engineered products
John D. Sims, executive vice
president of the companys primary titanium and ATI Wah
Chang operations, is now executive vice president of primary
titanium operations and engineered alloys and products.
Sims previously served as
executive vice president of primary metals and exotic
Sims fills a post that has
remained unoccupied since the retirement last year of David M.
amm.com, March 9).
In addition to ATI Wah Chang and
the primary titanium operations, Sims is now also responsible
for the ATI Tungsten Materials, ATI Portland Forge, ATI Casting
Service, ATI Fabricated Components and ATI Precision Finishing
Tucker S. Redford has been named
president of Albany, Ore.-based ATI Wah Chang, which produces
exotic alloys, including hafnium, columbium, tantalum,
titanium, vanadium and zirconium. Redford will report to Sims,
who maintains overall responsibility at ATI Wah Chang.
Redford has prior operations and
sales experience at both ATI Wah Chang and ATI Allvac Inc., the
companys Monroe, N.C.-based unit, which produces titanium
and nickel-based alloy products, an ATI spokesman said.
ATIs primary titanium
operations include its sponge facility in Rowley, Utah, and the
currently idle Albany sponge plant, as well as its
electron-beam melting operation in Richland, Wash.
recorded 2012 sales of $491.7 millionis Pittsburgh-based
ATIs smallest business segment; the high-performance
metals and flat-rolled products segments reported sales of more
than $2 billion each last year. Sales in the unit fell off 21
percent in 2012.