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Richard J. Hipple

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Richard J. Hipple, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Hipple serves as Chairman of the Board and on the Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hipple served as Materion Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2017, and its President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2006. He initially joined Materion in 2001. Prior to joining Materion, Mr. Hipple served 26 years in roles of increasing responsibility at LTC Corporation, a large U.S. metals conglomerate, culminating in the position as President. Mr. Hipple has previously served on the board of Directors of Ferro Corporation and is currently a director of KeyCorp and Luxfer Holdings. He also is a Chair Emeritus and current member of the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mr. Hipple is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Mr. Hipple’s qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his extensive executive management and leadership experience and an accomplished record of leading transformational global growth and product diversification, including through acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Hipple brings a wealth of additional public company board experience to our Board. Mr. Hipple has been a director since December 2017.