Biography

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Joseph E. Haniford

Senior Vice President - Continuous Improvement

Joseph E. Haniford was named Carpenter Technology’s Senior Vice President of Continuous Improvement in July 2021.  In this role, he is responsible for leading the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety and Global Engineering groups, as well as Operational Excellence deployment. 

Joe previously held the positions of Senior Vice President – Operations; Vice President – Business Management Office and Global Advanced Engineering; Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice President, Specialty Alloys Operations (SAO). 

Prior to joining Carpenter, Joe served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for EnTrans International and was a member of its Board of Directors.  With operations across six countries and 2,600 employees, EnTrans provides trailers and oil field fracking equipment for the Transportation and Oil & Gas markets.

Joe previously worked for Alcoa, Inc. for more than 30 years in various executive leadership positions and had P&L accountability for multiple businesses during his career, most recently within the Alcoa Power and Propulsion business unit.  As Vice President and General Manager of the $1 billon global Aerospace Airfoil business, Joe achieved major improvements in safety, customer satisfaction, market growth, operational excellence, and bottom-line financial results. Prior to that, Joe served as President of Alcoa’s Howmet Aluminum Castings and Vice President and General Manager of the Forged & Cast Products business.  He also spent numerous years with Alcoa Rigid Packaging where he held various positions.

Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, located in Terre Haute, IN.

 

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