David Graf was named Vice President and Group President of Carpenter Technology’s Specialty Alloys Operations (SAO) in July 2021. He previously served as Vice President - Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since joining the Company in September 2018.
David is responsible for leadership of the SAO organization, the Company's major premium alloy and stainless steel manufacturing business. In his prior role as CTO, David led the Company’s Research & Development (R&D) and Quality organizations, as well as led the Carpenter Additive business unit, which then incorporated the former Carpenter Powder Products business.
Prior to joining Carpenter Technology, David 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 and Vice President Global Marketing for Specialty Catalysts in addition to the integration leader for a strategic acquisition. Prior to that, David worked for The Dow Chemical Company for 12 years in a variety of R&D leadership roles.
David 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.