Senior Executive Wulfsohn Leaves PPG for CEO Position
June 16, 2010

William A. Wulfsohn, who served previously as a senior vice president with PPG Industries, has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Carpenter Technology Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of high performance specialty alloys.

"Throughout Bill's career, he has been a leader at companies known for innovative technology and best-in-class processes," said Gregory A. Pratt, who is currently serving as interim CEO and president. Pratt will continue to serve Carpenter as chairman of the board of directors. "He has the experience, skill and commitment to help Carpenter achieve our vision for the future. Bill's demonstrated leadership skills, strategic insights and international expertise from across manufacturing sectors support the company's core growth strategies."

Wulfsohn, a member of the Carpenter board of directors since April 2009, has more than 25 years of experience. As senior vice president, industrial coatings with PPG Industries, he was responsible for automotive original-equipment and industrial and packaging coatings, as well as Asia/Pacific and previously, Europe. Prior to joining PPG, he worked for Honeywell International as a vice president. Previously, he worked for Morton International/Rohm & Haas, beginning as a director of marketing and culminating as vice president and business director.

Wulfsohn earned a chemical engineering degree from University of Michigan and received a master of business administration from Harvard University. In addition to recently serving on Carpenter's board of directors, he is a board member for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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