Chairman, President and CEO of Allegheny Technologies Elected to Ameren Board
ST. LOUIS, June 4, 2013
ST. LOUIS, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Ameren
Corporation (NYSE: AEE) announced today that Richard J. Harshman, 56,
chairman, president and chief executive officer of Allegheny Technologies
Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) has been elected to the Ameren board. Based in
Pittsburgh, Pa., ATI is a global specialty metals and components supplier to
the electrical energy, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, chemical process
industry, medical and other diversified consumer and durable goods markets.
A 35-year veteran of ATI, Harshman began his career with Teledyne, Inc. (a
predecessor company to ATI) in 1978 and rose to positions of increasing
responsibilities in corporate and operating unit levels until being named
ATI's vice president, finance and chief financial officer in 2000. He then
became executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer and a
member of ATI's Executive Management Committee in 2003 before serving as
president and chief operating officer in 2010. Harshman became chairman,
president and chief executive officer of ATI in 2011. Harshman now oversees
one of the largest and most diversified specialty metals producers in the
world with revenues of about $5 billion and approximately 11,100 employees
worldwide. Harshman has received many accolades, including being named one of
the Most Influential People in Business of 2011 by the Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette. He was also honored with the Best CFO Award in 2008 by
Institutional Investor and named 2008 CFO of the Year (public company
category) by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
"As a current CEO and former CFO of another Fortune 500 company, Richard
Harshman exudes leadership, breadth of knowledge and financial understanding
to assist in the decision-making of our investments for the future. His
experience and understanding of the business are great complements to our
current board," said Ameren chairman, president and chief executive officer
Thomas R. Voss.
Harshman achieved his Certified Public Accountant's certificate in 1985 and
holds a bachelor of science degree from Robert Morris University. He is a
member of the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers
and a former member of the Steering Committee of the Advanced Manufacturing
Partnership, a national initiative bringing together industry, universities
and the federal government to enhance U.S. manufacturing global
competitiveness. He is also a board member of the Allegheny Conference on
Harshman is vice chairman of the board of trustees at Robert Morris University
and is a member of the board of directors of the Laurel Highlands Council, Boy
Scouts of America (Greater Pittsburgh Area). He is also a member of the
Chairman's Council of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh
Cultural Trust Board of Trustees/Executive Committee, and a past member of the
Ethics and Compliance Officer Association.
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation serves 2.4 million electric customers and
more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through
our Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries.
Ameren Illinois provides electric and natural gas delivery service while
Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with
generating capacity of 10,300 megawatts, and natural gas delivery service.
Ameren Transmission develops regional electric transmission projects. In March
2013, we entered into a definitive agreement to divest our Illinois-based
merchant generation business. For more information, visit Ameren.com.
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