Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Inc. Elects Robert S.
Wetherbee President and Chief Executive Officer; Joseph C. Muscari Becomes
NEW YORK, March 4-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) announced today that
its Board of Directors has elected Robert S. Wetherbee President and Chief
Executive Officer, and that Joseph C. Muscari, who has served as Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer since 2007, will remain with the company as Executive
Chairman. Mr. Wetherbee, who was President of ATI Tungsten Materials in
Nashville, Tennessee, a business unit of Allegheny Technologies, Inc., will
join the company March 11.
"I am very pleased that we have someone of Bob Wetherbee's caliber join MTI as
CEO," said Mr. Muscari. "He is an accomplished global business leader with
more than 30 years of experience in general management, finance, operations
and marketing. I am confident that Minerals Technologies will continue on its
high-performance track with Bob as CEO and I look forward to working with
Before joining Allegheny Technologies, Mr. Wetherbee spent 29 years at Alcoa
Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility, including president of two
business units with more than $2 billion in revenues. He served as Vice
President, Market Strategy, for Alcoa from 2006 through 2010, where he focused
on new product development and global market positioning for Alcoa's
downstream value-added products. Before that, he was President of Alcoa Rigid
Packaging, a $2.4 billion business with 2,250 people from 2004 to 2006. This
business unit supplied global customers in the beverage and food can industry.
From 2003 through 2004, Mr. Wetherbee served as President, Alcoa Mill
Products, which had $2 billion in revenues and 3,600 people at nine locations
that supplied customers in the aerospace, ground transportation, and building
and construction industries.
Mr. Wetherbee joined Alcoa in 1981 in Finance, where he held various positions
until 1991. Between 1991 and 2003, he served in roles of increasing
responsibility in general management, including General Manager of the
Americas' Closure business, CEO/President of eBusiness and Metalspectrum, and
Business Development Manager, Europe.
Mr. Wetherbee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Administration
and Accounting from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He served as co-chair
of the Blue Green Alliance Corporate Advisory Council, a national partnership
between labor unions and environmental organizations, and has been active in
numerous community organizations throughout his career.
Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based growth company
that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty
mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and
services. The company recorded sales of $1.01 billion in 2012.
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