AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, one of the six metallurgical businesses comprising AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA, has appointed Dr Brad Richards as its new Product Manager of Powders. Richards will be responsible for growing the company’s portfolio of water atomised and speciality metal powders, as well as developing differentiated products for new and existing customers in the automotive, industrial and defence markets.
Dr Richards holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, and a Master’s and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. In previous roles, he has reportedly managed strategic aerospace and Additive Manufacturing metals portfolios, as well as metals engineering and supply-chain processes.
Dr Richards stated, “I am very excited to be joining AMETEK SMP Eighty Four and look forward to the challenge of developing our products, portfolio, and customer relationships. I firmly believe in the quality and versatility of our products and am proud to represent our materials and the team who manufactures them.”
“I am pleased to welcome Brad to our talented powders team,” commented Mike Marucci, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Powders at AMETEK SMP Eighty Four. “His strong academic background and proven skills and expertise in previous, key product development roles have shown me that he will be an excellent fit for the company. I look forward to working with him for a long time to come.”