AMETEK Specialty Metal Products Names Two New Operations Directors

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ROBESONIA, PA – AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) has announced the appointment of new operations directors for its Hamilton Precision Metals and Reading Alloys business units. Michael P. Royer has been named Director of Operations for Hamilton Precision Metals, Lancaster, PA, while J. Frank Bologa joins AMETEK as Director of Operations for Reading Alloys, Robesonia, PA.

Mr. Royer is currently Director of Operations for Reading Alloys, which he joined nearly 15 years ago. He previously served as Quality Manager. In his new role, he is responsible for manufacturing at Hamilton’s Lancaster facility, reporting to Patrick J. McGeehan, Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK SMP. Mr. Royer holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Lebanon Valley College. He also completed the AMETEK Leadership Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC.

Replacing him as Director of Operations at Reading Alloys is J. Frank Bologa, who joins AMETEK from GKN Hoeganaes, where he was Operations Manager-Melting at its Gallatin, TN, facility. He also held the positions of Operations Manager-Finishing; Annealing Manager; Packing/Blending/Shipping Manager; Operations Manager and Process Engineer at the Gallatin plant. Prior to Hoeganaes, he served as Quality Manager and Process Engineer at Advanced Metallurgy, Inc.

In his new position, Mr. Bologa reports to Michael McDermott, Division Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Reading Alloys.

Mr. Bologa holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Ceramic Science and Engineering and a Master’s of Science degree in Management from the Pennsylvania State University.

Both Hamilton Precision Metals and Reading Alloys are units of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a global leader in metal powders, master alloys, clad metals, specialty wire products, metal strip, engineered shaped components, thermal management products, foil and precision strip and coined products.

Reading Alloys is a global leader in specialty titanium master alloys and highly engineered metal powders used in aerospace, medical implant, military and electronics markets. For more information, contact Reading Alloys 220 Old West Penn Avenue, Robesonia, Pennsylvania 19551 Phone: 610-693-5822 Website: Web:

Hamilton Precision Metals specializes in rolling specialty metal strip and foil to the tightest tolerances and thinnest gauges in the industry. For more information, contact Hamilton Precision Metals, 1780 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17601-2334, United States. Phone: 717-569-7061. Fax: 717-569-7642Website:

AMETEK SMP is a unit of AMETEK Engineered Materials, Interconnects and Packaging, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $3.6 billion.