L. Patrick Hassey (67) was appointed to our board of directors in August 2012 and shortly thereafter he was appointed to the Board’s audit committee and compensation committee. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, a global leader in the production of specialty materials for the aerospace, chemical and oil and gas industries (“ATI”), until he retired in May 2011, and currently provides consulting services to ATI. Mr. Hassey was elected to ATI’s board of directors in July 2003, appointed as ATI’s president and chief executive officer in October 2003, and became chairman of ATI’s board of directors in May 2004. Mr. Hassey served as ATI’s president until August 2010. Prior to October 2003, Mr. Hassey was as an outside management consultant to ATI’s executive management. Before joining ATI, Mr. Hassey served as executive vice president and as a member of the corporate executive committee of Alcoa from May 2000 until his early retirement in February 2003, and as executive vice president of Alcoa and group president of Alcoa Industrial Components from May 2000 to October 2002. Prior to May 2000, Mr. Hassey served as executive vice president of Alcoa and president of Alcoa Europe, Inc. from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Hassey currently is a member of the board of directors of Ryder System, Inc., a global leader of transportation and supply chain management solutions (“Ryder”), where he is chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee.
Qualifications: Mr. Hassey adds public company executive leadership experience to our board with his successful 43-year career in the metals industry, a key destination for our products, which includes more than seven years as ATI’s chief executive officer and as chairman and a member of ATI’s board of directors. During his tenure at ATI, Mr. Hassey led the company’s transformation to a global specialty metals business, experience he contributes to our board, along with his expertise in manufacturing, logistics and marketing. His experience as the chairman of ATI’s board of directors and as a member of Ryder’s board of directors also provides our board with additional public company corporate governance expertise and perspective.