Richard J. Hipple
Mr. Hipple is the retired Executive Chairman of the board of Materion Corporation, a title he held until December 2017. Materion supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials and coatings used in a range of electrical, electronic, thermal, optical, and structural applications. Previously, he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Materion from 2006 to 2017 and its President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2006. He initially joined Materion in 2001.
Prior to joining Materion, Mr. Hipple served 26 years in roles of increasing responsibility at LTV Corporation, a large U.S. metals conglomerate, culminating in the position of President.
Mr. Hipple previously served on the board of directors of Ferro Corporation and is currently a director of Barnes Group (serving on the Compensation and Management Development and Corporate Governance Committees) and Luxfer Holdings (serving as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee). He is also a Chair Emeritus and current member of the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Institute of Music and a member of NACO.
Mr. Hipple is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.