RTI International Metals, Inc., (NYSE: RTI) announced today that it has appointed Dr. Kathryn J. Jackson to the position of Chief Technology Officer, effective June 23, 2014. Dr. Jackson will report to Dawne S. Hickton, Vice Chair, President and CEO of RTI International Metals, Inc.
As RTI’s top scientist, Dr. Jackson’s responsibilities will include oversight of all the Company’s advanced metallurgical technology, product and process innovation, including additive manufacturing activities. Working with the executive management team, Dr. Jackson will play a key role in providing direction and management to RTI’s new products and manufacturing technologies. She will also head RTI’s overall research and development activities.
Dr. Jackson comes to RTI from Westinghouse Electric Company, where for the last five years she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer responsible for R&D as well as environmental sustainability initiatives. Prior to Westinghouse, Dr. Jackson held various positions at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), most recently as executive vice president of River System Operations and Environment and the corporate environmental officer. She also worked for Alcoa Corporation as a technology forecaster and was post-doctoral fellow at the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Jackson serves on the board of directors of Portland General Electric and until recently was the chair of the board of ISO New England, Inc. She is also an advisor to Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering School and the Complex Engineered Systems program, and is on the advisory board of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center.Dr. Jackson received Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Grove City College. CEO Comment “We are extremely pleased to welcome Kate to the RTI team. Her demonstrated leadership talents, experience and background will be an important asset in helping RTI to execute on its strategic growth plans. I am particularly looking forward to her ability to help RTI maximize the many opportunities we see in the efficient development and commercialization of new technologies and solutions to meet evolving customer requirements,” Dawne Hickton, Vice Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International Metals, Inc., said. Company Description RTI International Metals, Inc. is a leading vertically integrated global supplier of advanced titanium and specialty metals products and services to commercial aerospace, defense, energy, medical device and other customers. For more than 60 years, RTI has been taking titanium further through advanced manufacturing, engineering, machining, and forming processes. RTI delivers titanium mill products, extruded shapes, formed and 3D-printed parts, and highly engineered precision-machined components through its downstream integrated supply chain. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., RTI has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about RTI International Metals, Inc., visit our website at www.rtiintl.com.