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Brad Cramer, Chief Legal Officer, Promoted at HarbisonWalker International

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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 Cramer 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 Cramer 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, he served as Senior Attorney and Assistant Corporate Secretary of CN/Great Lakes Transportation, based in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Prior to his in-house counsel positions, he 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 Cramer 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 Cramer 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.

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