Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) has appointed John Sims
executive vice president of its High Performance Forgings and
Castings business, the company announced Sept. 19. He will
remain executive vice president of the companys Primary
Titanium Operations and Engineered Alloys units.
Sims also was named
president of the Pittsburgh-based companys ATI Ladish
division, succeeding Gary Vroman, who plans to retire effective
Dec. 31. In his new role, Sims will oversee ATI Portland Forge,
which is being integrated from ATIs Engineered Products
segment into ATI Ladish in order to "improve operating and
manufacturing efficiencies," the company said. ATI Portland
Forge will be included in ATIs High Performance Metals
segments third-quarter earnings report.
Sims also will oversee
ATIs tungsten materials division until the company
completes its recently announced sale of the business to
Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. (
amm.com, Sept. 16). ATI said it expects the sale
to be completed in the fourth quarter.
Sims, who has worked
at ATI since 1996, was named executive vice president of
Primary Titanium Operations and Engineered Alloys and Products