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Reading Alloys Appoints Michael Wilkes as New Product Manager, Powders

Friday, May 31, 2019

ROBESONIA, PENNSYLVANIA Reading Alloys, a leader in the design, development and production of specialty metal powders and high purity master alloys, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Wilkes as its new Product Manager, Powders.

Wilkes joins the Powders team and will be overseeing the ongoing growth of Reading Alloys’ range of powders-based product range. This includes high-purity titanium and titanium alloy powders, produced via a hydride-dehydride (HDH) process used for coatings in orthopedic medical devices, advanced electronics, traditional powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing. The products also include specialty powders and master alloys used for hard-facing, brazing and thermal sprays as well as advanced alloying applications.

Wilkes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Pennsylvania State University and has also completed the Executive Education General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He previously worked at Carpenter Technologies in Reading, where he was the Director of Global Customer Service. In that role, Wilkes was responsible for leading global customer service quality, inside sales and customer service teams at seven global locations while also supporting multiple brands and products.

Mike Marucci, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Powders at Reading Alloys said: “I am very pleased to welcome Mike Wilkes to the Powders team at Reading Alloys. He will be accountable for the growth and continued development of our globally acclaimed advanced materials portfolio. What’s more, he’ll concentrate on continued customer support  and search for new opportunities focused on the titanium and specialty powders that we produce.”

“I am very excited about joining Reading Alloys at a key time in the company’s growth,” Wilkes said “I look forward to working with the team to ensure that the company remains a pioneer in metal powders production and development.”

About Reading Alloys

Reading Alloys is at the forefront of titanium and gas-atomized powders, as well as master alloys including vanadium, molybdenum, chrome and niobium. These materials are employed in critical aerospace, defense and medical applications. The business unit is part of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), a global leader in the production of master alloys, high alloy powders, precision metal tubes, high purity strip, foil and specialty shaped wire. These advanced metallurgical products are used in a variety of critical applications for diverse sectors, including automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, medical, electronics and industrial.


AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) includes the following six manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and the United States: Reading Alloys, AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, Fine Tubes, Superior Tube, Hamilton Precision Metals and AMETEK SMP Wallingford. Collectively, the businesses represent a leading force in the manufacture of advanced metallurgical products for niche applications.

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Notes to Editors

Founded in 1953, Reading Alloys has evolved into a global leader in the design, development and production of master alloys and advanced engineered metals and powders. The company creates and supplies high-purity, high-performance products to a wide range of markets, including military, medical, electronic, semi-conductor, sputtering target and powder metallurgy. Reading Alloys is a business unit of AMETEK SMP, a division of AMETEK, Inc.

For more information, contact Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager SMP,
Plymbridge Road, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7LG, United Kingdom.
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