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AMETEK Eighty Four Hires Product Manager, Powders

Thursday, September 5, 2019

AMETEK Eighty Four Hires Dr. Brad Richards as New Product Manager, Powders

EIGHTY FOUR, Pa., August 27, 2019 – Specialist manufacturer of water atomized powders and clad metal plate, AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Brad Richards as Product Manager, Powders at its operations facility in Eighty Four. Dr. Richards will be responsible for growing the company’s portfolio of water atomized and specialty metal powders, with an emphasis on developing differentiated products for new and existing customers in the automotive, industrial and defense markets.

Dr. Richards holds a master’s and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia as well as a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has managed strategic aerospace and additive manufacturing metals portfolios, as well as metals engineering and supply-chain processes in previous roles. Dr. Richards has a deep background in product development and new product introduction. He is relocating to the area with his wife, Kendall, and their two young sons, in order to take up this challenging role.

Dr. Richards says of his new appointment: “I am very excited to be joining AMETEK SMP Eighty Four this summer 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.”

Mike Marucci, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Powders at AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, added: “I am pleased to welcome Brad to our talented powders team. 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.”