RTI International Metals, Inc., (NYSE:RTI) announced today that it has
appointed Dr. Kathryn J. Jackson to the position of Chief Technology
Officer, effective June 23, 2014. Dr. Jackson will report to Dawne S.
Hickton, Vice Chair, President and CEO of RTI International Metals, Inc.
As RTI's top scientist, Dr. Jackson's responsibilities will include
oversight of all the Company's advanced metallurgical technology,
product and process innovation, including additive manufacturing
activities. Working with the executive management team, Dr. Jackson will
play a key role in providing direction and management to RTI's new
products and manufacturing technologies. She will also head RTI's
overall research and development activities.
Dr. Jackson comes to RTI from Westinghouse Electric Company, where for
the last five years she served as Senior Vice President and Chief
Technology Officer responsible for R&D as well as environmental
sustainability initiatives. Prior to Westinghouse, Dr. Jackson held
various positions at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), most recently
as executive vice president of River System Operations and Environment
and the corporate environmental officer. She also worked for Alcoa
Corporation as a technology forecaster and was post-doctoral fellow at
the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Jackson serves on the board of directors of Portland General
Electric and until recently was the chair of the board of ISO New
England, Inc. She is also an advisor to Carnegie Mellon University'sEngineering School and the Complex Engineered Systems program, and is on
the advisory board of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center.
Dr. Jackson received Doctorate and Master's degrees in Engineering and
Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a Master's
degree in Industrial Engineering Management from the University of
Pittsburgh and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Grove City College.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Kate
to the RTI team. Her demonstrated leadership talents, experience and
background will be an important asset in helping RTI to execute on its
strategic growth plans. I am particularly looking forward to her ability
to help RTI maximize the many opportunities we see in the efficient
development and commercialization of new technologies and solutions to
meet evolving customer requirements," Dawne Hickton, Vice Chair,
President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International Metals, Inc.,
RTI International Metals, Inc. is
a leading vertically integrated global supplier of advanced titanium and
specialty metals products and services to commercial aerospace, defense,
energy, medical device and other customers. For more than 60 years, RTI
has been taking titanium further through advanced manufacturing,
engineering, machining, and forming processes. RTI delivers titanium
mill products, extruded shapes, formed and 3D-printed parts, and highly
engineered precision-machined components through its downstream
integrated supply chain.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., RTI has locations in the United
States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about RTI International
Metals, Inc., visit our website at www.rtiintl.com.
Source: RTI International Metals, Inc.