BRIDGEVILLE, Pa., Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:USAP) announced today that Graham McIntosh, Ph.D., has been named to the position of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective November 11, 2013. Dr. McIntosh succeeds Dr. Vijay Madi, who has assumed the newly created position of Executive Director of Product Development. Dr. McIntosh, 50, is an accomplished metallurgist, who has focused on transformational technologies during his career. He has deep expertise in a range of metals including nickel-based superalloys, titanium and stainless steel. In addition to having extensive experience in the aerospace sector, Dr. McIntosh is also highly knowledgeable about the power generation and oil industries. He is recognized as an effective leader and mentor of technical teams. Before joining Universal Stainless, Dr. McIntosh was Director of Global Technology Initiatives for Carpenter Technology Corporation, which he joined in 2008. He previously served as Vice President of Technology and Director of Quality for Firth Rixson Viking and also held several management and technical positions at Wyman-Gordon Livingston, where he began his career. A native of Scotland, Dr. McIntosh received his BS and Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and his MBA from the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Madi, who joined Universal Stainless in 2011, will be responsible for driving the development of new products and processes for the Company. Dennis Oates, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Graham McIntosh is a highly accomplished individual with the ideal background, direct style and track record to lead and develop our technology team at Universal Stainless as well as deepen our relationship with customers. From a single person department five years ago, our technology team today consists of more than 25 metallurgists, including a number with graduate and Ph.D. degrees. The addition of Graham McIntosh and the new responsibilities of Vijay Madi intensify our resources to focus on rapidly developing higher value, more technologically advanced products. This is key to our growth strategy. We look forward to the contributions each of them will make to our long-term goals. "