Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI) said that John D. Sims has been named executive vice president, high performance materials and components segment, effective immediately.
Prior to this change, responsibility for ATI´s High Performance Materials and Components segment was divided between Sims, who was responsible for the Components Group businesses, and Hunter R. Dalton, who was responsible for the Specialty Materials Group businesses.
Dalton has been named Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives. In this new role, he will be responsible for helping develop ATI´s additive manufacturing business strategy and other profitable growth focused strategies.
ATI also announced that Thomas J. Witheford will succeed Dalton as President of ATI Specialty Materials, which is part of the High Performance Materials and Components segment. Witheford will report to John Sims. Previously, Witheford was ATI Specialty Materials´ Senior Vice President, Operations, Technology and Quality.
Allegheny Technologies is one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world with revenues of approximately USD4.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2015. It has approximately 9,600 full-time employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer global markets a wide range of specialty materials solutions.