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Norsk Titanium Signs Chip Yates as Vice President of Marketing

September 23, 2015
By Business Wire News


Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a global leader in manufacturing aerospace-grade titanium components using their patented Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) process, announced today that Chip Yates has joined the leadership team as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Yates will ensure the company anticipates and exceeds the needs of its clients in the aerospace, defense, energy, automotive and maritime sectors with new product and service offerings. In that capacity, he will report to Chet Fuller, the newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer.

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Aerospace innovator Chip Yates to lead worldwide marketing of Norsk Titanium's patented Direct Metal ...

Aerospace innovator Chip Yates to lead worldwide marketing of Norsk Titanium’s patented Direct Metal Deposition process for titanium and other critical aerospace and industrial components (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Yates served as a technology-marketing executive of The Boeing Company from 2001 to 2004 and Honeywell Aerospace from 2004 to 2015. Mr. Yates has built his reputation as a creative deal architect, matching new aviation technologies to emerging market needs through mutually profitable partnerships with the world’s top aerospace OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers.

“We are thrilled to have Chip join the Norsk family,” said NTi President & Chief Executive Officer Warren M. Boley, Jr. “From his 15 years as an industry executive, to his TED Talk on aerospace innovation, and to developing and flying the world’s fastest electric aircraft, Chip is a passionate and disruptive thinker who will leverage our technologies to create significant value for our customers.”

“It’s an honor to be in a position to leverage Norway’s rich history in heavy manufacturing, oil & gas, shipbuilding, and renewable energy,” said NTi Vice President of Marketing Chip Yates. “We are at a unique point in history where the innovations coming from the scientists at our Norway technology center can revolutionize the manufacturing of titanium and other performance materials. I look forward to opening a pipeline of safety critical, precision manufactured parts to our global customer base at unprecedented speed and cost.”

Mr. Yates holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is an active instrument-rated test pilot, flying both electrically and conventionally powered aircraft near his home in Southern California. To read Chip Yates’ biography, visit

About Norsk Titanium AS

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi) is a global leader in manufacturing performance critical titanium components for aerospace and industrial applications. The company has revolutionized the industry with its patented Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) technology that transforms titanium wire into complex components at better than half the time, cost, and waste levels of legacy processes.

For Norsk Titanium AS
Paul Thibeau, +1-612-638-2633