GrafTech Names Erick R. Asmussen Chief Financial Officer
GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: GTI) today announced that Erick R. Asmussen, GrafTech's current Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Corporate Development, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Asmussen has over 20 years of corporate finance, treasury, accounting, planning and analysis, tax and corporate development experience. Since joining GrafTech in 1999 as Tax Director, he has also served as GrafTech's Worldwide Controller (December 1999 – August 2002) and Treasurer and Director of Finance (September 2002 – April 2005). He became Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Corporate Development in May 2005.
Prior to joining GrafTech, Mr. Asmussen served as Director of Tax Planning for Corning Incorporated, Tax Manager for AT&T Corporation, and Senior Tax Consultant for Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a Master of Science in Taxation from State University of New York at Albany and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Craig Shular, Chief Executive Officer of GrafTech, commented, “Erick has developed tremendous depth and breadth of financial and business experience. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about GrafTech's operations and strategies, and we are confident that he will continue to contribute substantially to the achievement of GrafTech's objectives for enhancing shareholder value.”
Mr. Asmussen succeeds Lindon Robertson who has left GrafTech to pursue other opportunities. The company thanks Mr. Robertson for his contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavors.
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