Robert R. McMaster


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Robert R. McMaster

Former Partner - KPMG (audit, tax and advisory services) Former CEO - Westward Communications (printing and publications) Joined Carpenter Board in 2007

Robert R. McMaster has served on the Board of Directors for Carpenter Technology Corporation since 2007. He is a member of the Audit/Finance and Strategy Committees.

Mr. McMaster held various positions at KPMG, LLP, an international audit, advisory and tax services firm, from May 1970 to June 1997, including Ohio Valley Area Managing Partner. He served from 1992 to 1997 as a member of KPMG’s Management Committee. From June 1997 to February 2005, Mr. McMaster was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westward Communications and President and Chief Executive Officer of its successor company, ASP Westward Holdings, publishers of community newspapers in Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado. He is also a director of Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., where he serves as Lead Director and chairman, Audit Committee, a public company listed on the NYSE. From September 2008 through May 2013, Mr. McMaster served as Senior Financial Advisor to the Chairman of Worthington Industries, a diversified metal processing company. He also is a former board member of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and Dominion Homes Inc.

Mr. McMaster’s is active in a wide variety of community affairs organizations in the Columbus, Ohio region. He received his B.S. magna cum laude in accounting from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1970, and is the recipient of the Haskins & Sells Foundation Award for excellence in accounting.

Mr. McMaster’s qualifications include his extensive accounting and financial expertise and background as managing partner at a large international firm providing audit, tax, and advisory services.

Areas of expertise: Chief Executive Officer, Accounting and Finance

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