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Brad Cramer, Chief Legal Officer, promoted at HarbisonWalker International

Jun 14, 2021 / In the News, People

The Board of Directors of HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services products in North America, has promoted Brad Cramer to Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer.

Brad previously held these roles as Vice President, and will continue providing advice and counsel to HWI’s executive management and Board of Directors while overseeing all legal and compliance matters for HWI’s domestic and international locations.

“This well-deserved promotion recognizes Brad’s exceptional service to HWI and consistent leadership that exemplifies our cultural beliefs and values. His legal expertise and governance contributions continue to benefit every aspect of our company,” said Carol Jackson, Chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International.

Brad joined HWI in 2015 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary after working with U.S. Steel in both its European operations and U.S. headquarters for more than a decade. His last appointment with U.S. Steel was interim General Counsel of U.S. Steel Košice, in Eastern Slovakia, in 2015.

Before his time at U.S. Steel, Brad served as Senior Attorney and Assistant Corporate Secretary of CN/Great Lakes Transportation, based in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Prior to his in-house counsel positions, Brad was an associate at a large litigation defense firm in Pittsburgh and held two Judicial Clerkships with Judge Joseph Del Sole and Judge Patrick Tamilia of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

A licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, Brad earned his Juris Doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law, where he served as Research Editor for the Duquesne Law Review. He also earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Duquesne University. Brad is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and has presented Continuing Legal Education events covering labor law, in-house legal department issues, and organizational design.

About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

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