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ATI Names Vice President of New Product Development

June 11, 2015
By Business Wire News


Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) announced that Melissa E. Martinez has been named ATI’s Vice President, New Product Development. In this new position, Ms. Martinez will be responsible for leading the establishment and implementation of a company-wide research and development (R&D) process, focusing and utilizing the talents and assets of ATI’s business units. Ms. Martinez will report to Kevin Kramer, ATI’s Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer and will be based at ATI’s Corporate Headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“As we continue to move ATI forward as an aligned and integrated specialty materials and components company, we see opportunities to better align and enhance the innovation, focus, efficiency and effectiveness of ATI’s research and development and new product development activities to create sustainable economic value for customers and ATI,” said Rich Harshman, ATI’s Chairman, President and CEO. “Melissa’s technical expertise, experience, and business judgement make her well qualified to lead ATI’s activities that are focused on using ATI’s technology leadership and our commitment to relentless innovation to develop a deep understanding of the current and future technology and product needs of ATI’s customers and potential customers.”

Melissa Martinez joined ATI Specialty Alloys and Components in 2006 in the Research and Development function focused on metallurgy research for new product development. During her tenure with ATI, Ms. Martinez has held positions of increasing managerial and leadership responsibility, including facilitating projects across ATI’s business units. Prior to joining ATI, Ms. Martinez was a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with experience as both a research and teaching assistant.

Ms. Martinez is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science & Engineering, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Master of Science Degree in Polymer Science and Engineering.

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Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world with revenues of approximately $4.4 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2015. ATI has approximately 9,600 full-time employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer global markets a wide range of specialty materials solutions. Our major markets are aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical process industry, electrical energy, medical, automotive, food equipment and appliance, and construction and mining. The ATI website is

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