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Allegheny Taps Vroman as EVP, President of ATI-Ladish

Onetime President/CEO to head High Performance Forgings and Castings unit

Having completed its takeover of Ladish Co. Inc., Allegheny Technologies Inc. announced that Gary J. Vroman is now its executive vice president, High Performance Forgings and Castings, and president of its ATI Ladish business unit. Vroman reports to ATI’s chairman, president and CEO Richard J. Harshman.

Gary Vroman had been president and CEO of Ladish since September 2009. He had been president of the forging, investment casting, and machining organization since February 2008, and prior to then he had a career of more than 25-years with the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

ATI completed its $883-million cash and common stock purchase of Ladish in May, making it a unit of ATI’s High Performance Metals division, which includes superalloy and titanium metal producer ATI Allvac and refractory/reactive metals producer ATI Wah Chang.

ATI Ladish is primarily a forging organization, including operations in Cudahy, WI (Ladish Forging), Irvine, CA (ATI Chen-Tech Industries), and Stalowa Wola, Poland (ATI ZKM Forging.) Other operations include Diecast Tooling in Racine, WI; Stowe Machining and Aerex Machining, both in Windsor, CT, and Valley Machining in LaCrosse, WI; and ATI Pacific Cast Technologies, an investment caster in Albany, OR.

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