Reading Alloys appoints new Powder Product Manager

Monday, May 20, 2019

Reading Alloys Appoints Michael Wilkes as New Product Manager, Powders

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.”