Carpenter

Tony R. Thene

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Tony R. Thene

President & Chief Executive Officer
Tony R. Thene was appointed President & CEO of Carpenter Technology Corporation in July 2015, and is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Before being named top executive of Carpenter’s $2.2 billion global manufacturing operation which serves the aerospace, energy, transportation, medical, and industrial markets, Thene joined the company in January 2013 as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

Thene has focused his efforts on providing customers with innovative material solutions for complex problems. His “voice of the customer” approach to business was the driving force behind the development of Carpenter’s strategy which focuses on Technology Development, Operational Excellence, Strategic Marketing, and Talent Engagement. Building upon Carpenter’s reputation as an established and respected powdered metals supplier, Thene recently expanded Carpenter’s additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities with the formation of Carpenter Additive, providing complete “powder-to-part” solutions and further establishing Carpenter as an influential industry leader. In addition, he embedded the “Carpenter Operating Model” into Carpenter’s culture, emphasizing safety and lean manufacturing principles to drive distinctive product and process capabilities, and also developed the organization’s values and vision, rounding out a clear direction and identity for the company. Currently, Thene continues to position Carpenter for strong growth in market segments where Carpenter can provide differentiated value.

Prior to joining Carpenter, Thene served as Vice President of Alcoa, Inc. and the Chief Financial Officer of the Engineered Products and Solutions Group, and was a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council. Previously, he served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Alcoa. Tony also held the positions of Director, Investor Relations; Chief Financial Officer for the Flat Rolled Products Group; Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals; and manufacturing manager for the Alumina Chemicals business among other roles during his 23 years with Alcoa.

Tony earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Indiana State University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Tony serves on the Board of Directors for Neenah, Inc, a leading global specialty materials company focused on premium niche markets that value performance and image. He also serves on Furman University’s Board of Trustees.
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    Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, powder metals, stainless steels, alloy steels, and tool steels.

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