RTI International Metals, Inc. Announces Appointment of Commercial Executive
PITTSBURGH -- January 11, 2013
RTI International Metals, Inc., (NYSE: RTI) announced today that Patricia A.
O’Connell has been appointed Executive Vice President – Commercial, effective
January 14, 2013. Ms. O’Connell will report to the Company’s Vice Chair,
President and CEO Dawne S. Hickton.
Ms. O’Connell’s career has spanned over 20 years with a comprehensive and
proven track record in sales, new business development, operations, material
and supply, international business, strategy, executive management and
customer relations turnaround. O’Connell most recently was president of
customer business for the $1 billion defense, civil helicopters and small
turbo props businesses of Rolls-Royce North America. From 2008 to 2010,
O’Connell held the positions of Executive Vice President at GE Aviation and
President, GE Civil Aviation Systems. Prior to her role at GE, O’Connell spent
12 years at Rockwell Collins in various senior management and executive
O’Connell will be accountable to strategically define and lead new business
development opportunities and facilitate growth and expansion of existing and
related business opportunities for the Company. In this new role, she will
have responsibility for the management of the corporate commercial team of the
organization, working closely with the operations and technology teams.
Ms. O’Connell obtained her Bachelor of Science degree and her Masters of
Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.
“We are very fortunate to have an executive of Patricia’s caliber join the RTI
team and help us advance to the next level of our global growth strategies.
Her depth of experience, leadership acumen and successful track record are
important assets to our continued success,” said Dawne Hickton, Vice Chair,
President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International Metals, Inc.
RTI International Metals, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, specializes in
advanced titanium, meeting the requirements of the world's most
technologically sophisticated applications in aerospace, defense, propulsion,
medical device, energy, industrial, and chemical markets. For over 60 years,
RTI has been taking titanium further through advanced manufacturing,
engineering, machining, and forming processes. RTI delivers titanium mill
products, extruded shapes, form-ready parts, and highly engineered components
through our downstream-integrated supply chain. RTI has locations in the
United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
RTI International Metals, Inc.
Richard E. Leone, Director – Investor Relations, 330-544-7622
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