David Graf was named Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Carpenter Technology Corporation in September 2018. Dave is responsible for the Research & Development (R&D) and Quality organizations and will utilize his functional and leadership skills to expand process capabilities, advance product commercialization in tandem with the Commercial group, and ensure products consistently meet the highest quality standards for all the markets Carpenter serves.
Additionally, Dave will oversee the ongoing advancements at Reading’s Additive Manufacturing Technology Center to leverage Carpenter’s expertise in metal powder and wire. He will also play an integral role at the Emerging Technology Center in Athens, AL, where he will help drive key technology initiatives in Additive Manufacturing, Soft Magnetics, and Titanium Powder.
Prior to joining Carpenter, Dave worked for W.R. Grace, a global leader in the development and manufacture of products and technologies used in energy, refining, polyolefins, plastics, petrochemical, and other chemical manufacturing applications. During his eight years with Grace, he served as the Global R&D Director, as well as the General Manager Americas for Specialty Catalysts, in addition to the integration leader for a strategic acquisition.
Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He then earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, followed by Postdoctoral Associate position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.