Senior Executive Wulfsohn Leaves PPG for CEO
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
"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
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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