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Materion Corporation Announces Appointment of Chief Human Resources Officer


MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - June 1, 2011 - Materion Corporation announced today that Deb Armstrong has joined the Company as Chief Human Resources Officer.

As Materion's senior human resources executive, Ms. Armstrong reports to Richard J. Hipple, Chairman, President and CEO. She is based at the Materion Corporation headquarters in Mayfield Heights.

In her role, Ms. Armstrong leads the human resources organization which drives the Company's global human capital strategy, leadership development initiatives, and compensation and benefits.

In announcing the appointment, Mr. Hipple commented, "Deb's background and expertise with large global organizations makes her extremely well qualified to fill this critical position. As an organization, Materion is profoundly transformed from what defined us even five years ago and is on track for an exciting course ahead. The leadership of our human resource assets in close alignment with our business strategies is key to our platform for achieving future growth."

Ms. Armstrong joined Materion from the Architecture & Software segment of Rockwell Automation where she served as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Rockwell in 2004, she worked in various human resource leadership positions for OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., Allied Signal and General Mills.

She earned both a master's degree in Higher Education & Administration and a bachelor's degree in Education from Michigan State University.

Materion Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets. Products include precious and non-precious specialty metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems.


Patrick S. Carpenter

Michael C. Hasychak

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