PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Koppers Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), announced today Stephen Luke will join the company, effective as Vice President of Culture and Engagement 11 April2022. In this role, Mr. Lucas will lead all aspects of advancing the company’s people-first culture by ensuring the recruitment, development and retention of top talent, driving the company’s inclusion and diversity efforts, and finding new ways to improve the overall employee experience.
Mr. Lucas most recently served as Global Division Vice President of Human Resources for AMETEK, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in HR strategy, talent development, employee engagement, and inclusion and diversity with a proven track record of developing innovative employee programs and aligning strategic people leadership with business initiatives. Mr. Lucas will maintain offices in Chicago and Pittsburghoffset by extensive travel to Koppers locations worldwide.
“I am pleased to welcome Stephen to the Koppers team and have great confidence in his ability to advance our culture and enhance our reputation as an employer of choice,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Leroy M. Ball Years of complex global challenges combined with changing attitudes about what makes a great place to work have proven that forward-thinking organizations and their people, regardless of physical location, can work together to achieve growth and make positive progress.Stephen’s leadership, experience and dedication, making a difference will go a long way in helping Koppers find new ways to demonstrate value for our people across our global footprint.”
“I am excited to join Koppers, a values-driven culture where people are central and integral to the organization’s success and profitability,” said Mr. Lucas. “Our guiding principles – People, Planet and Performance – will continue to uphold our reputation as a great place to work. Koppers has a bright future ahead and I look forward to working with people at all levels of the organization to expand our culture and engagement initiatives.”
Mr. Lucas will serve on the Koppers Leadership Council and report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer Leroy Ball. He has an MBA from Wright State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration Marycrest College.
Koppers, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global supplier of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications across a variety of end markets including the railroad, specialty chemicals, utilities, lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber and construction industries. We serve our customers through an extensive global manufacturing and distribution network with facilities in North America, South America, Australasia and Europe. Koppers Holdings Inc. stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “KOP”.
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