LOS ANGELES RTI
International Metals Inc. has restructured operations into two
business unitsa titanium segment, and engineered products
and services segmentfrom three groups previously in a
move that further emphasizes its expansion downstream from
"The organizational changes are
an outgrowth of RTIs move to transform itself into an
integrated supplier of advanced titanium products and services
across the entire supply chain," vice chair, president and
chief executive officer Dawne S. Hickton said in a
Through last year,
Pittsburgh-based RTI was organized into three groups: titanium,
fabrication and distribution, with distribution the largest in
terms of sales at $218.4 million; followed by titanium, $160.7
million; and fabrication, $150.5 million.
The new titanium segment
includes the former titanium and distribution groups, which
includes RTIs major titanium metals production
operationsits Niles, Ohio, plant; RTI Alloys, Canton,
Ohio; and its new mill products plant in Martinsville, Va.
The engineered products segment
comprises the former fabrication group, which includes Remmele
Engineering Inc., New Brighton, Minn., a machining and
engineering company in the aerospace, defense and medical
device markets, which RTI bought for $182 million last
February, as well as the United Kingdoms RTI Advanced
Forming Ltd. Other major units are the RTI Claro machining
operations in Montreal, the hot forming and superplastic
forming operations in St. Louis and the RTI Fabrication
extrusion unit in Houston.
RTI executive vice president of
operations James L. McCarley will also head the engineered
products and services segment, and vice president Blane A.
Salvador is responsible for the titanium segment, reporting to
The restructuring continues the
downstream theme reflected in RTIs most recent major
executive appointment in January, when Patricia A.
OConnell was appointed to the new position of executive
vice president of commercial (
amm.com, Jan. 11).