Carpenter Technology Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, has appointed Tom Houck as Plant Manager of its new superalloy powder plant in Athens, Alabama, USA, according to the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).
Houck brings over twenty years of experience in the Powder Metallurgy industry, including operational expertise in lean manufacturing. In addition to his role at Carpenter, he serves as President of the Metal Injection Moulding Association (MIMA) and is a member of the MPIF’s Board of Governors.
Prior to joining Carpenter, Houck spent seven years as Vice President of ARC Group Worldwide and eight years as Director of Operations US/Asia at Metaldyne. Carpenter Technology Corporation is a key producer and distributor of premium speciality alloys, including titanium alloys, powder metals, stainless steels, alloy steels, and tool steels.
The company recently announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. Fiscal year 2017 net sales were $1,797.6 million, down slightly from $1813.4 million reported in 2016. However, total net income for the year was reported at $47 million, up from the $11.3 million total for 2016.