David Graf was named Vice President - Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Carpenter Technology Corporation in October 2018. He joined Carpenter as CTO in September 2018.
Dave is responsible for the Company’s Research & Development (R&D) and Quality organizations, and he utilizes 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 Technology serves.
In January 2020, Dave also assumed responsibility for managing the Carpenter Additive business unit, which was subsequently merged with the Carpenter Powder Products business. Within this business role, Dave manages the global metal powder operations for the Company, and provides oversight of the Emerging Technology Center in Athens, AL, where we will drive key technology initiatives in Additive Manufacturing and metal powder production.
Prior to joining Carpenter Technology, 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. Prior to that, Dave worked for The Dow Chemical Company for 12 years in a variety of R&D leadership roles.
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.