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HarbisonWalker International Announces New Members of Senior Leadership Team



Ross Wilkin

Michael Werner

HarbisonWalker International (HWI), a supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S., has announced two new members of its senior leadership team. Ross Wilkin has joined as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer, and Michael Werner has joined as Senior Vice President, Commercial and Corporate Officer.

"We are very excited to welcome Ross and Mike to HWI as key members of our senior leadership team. Both possess a results-driven mindset, depth of experience and an intense desire to make positive contributions; all of which will have an immediate impact on the continuous improvement of our business," said Carol Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HarbisonWalker International. "Ross and Mike's respective expertise and proven track records in the manufacturing sector will support initiatives across the company to ultimately benefit our customers."

Ross Wilkin

Wilkin came to HWI from Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., where he served as chief financial officer. Much of Wilkin's career was spent with H.J. Heinz Company, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility. After progressing in various roles in North America, he became Vice President and CFO for the company's Australia and New Zealand organization.

Wilkin began his finance career at KPMG, serving both in Toronto, Canada, and in Cleveland, OH. A graduate of Carlton University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and finance, Wilkin is a CPA in both Canada and the USA.

Michael Werner

Most recently, Werner led global commercial operations for Loparex, a global manufacturer of specialty coated release films and papers serving a range of industries. Previously, Werner spent 20 years at GE Plastics and Sabic in numerous domestic and global roles, where he progressed to become Product General Manager.

His career began at Monsanto as an engineer in technical development and as a manager of business development in the thermoplastic elastomer business. Werner holds a Bachelor of Science in polymer science from the Pennsylvania State University and is a Pennsylvania native.

For more information contact:

HarbisonWalker International

1305 Cherrington Parkway, Ste. 100

Moon Township, PA 15108

412-375-6600

www.thinkhwi.com

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