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Dr. Bretz is the CEO and President of Metcut Research Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors of the company. He joined the Corporation in 1997 as Technical Director and was elected President in 2009 and CEO in 2011. Dr. Bretz is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Corporation, which includes Metcut Research Inc., Cincinnati Testing Laboratories, and Metcut Recherches S.A.S. (Nantes, France).

Prior to joining Metcut, Dr. Bretz had a 16-year career with Alcoa, Inc. in a series of assignments involving alloy and process development, R&D program and laboratory management, and production supervision in Pittsburgh, PA, and Alcoa, TN. He earned a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Lehigh University, where he studied the fatigue and fracture behavior of Ni-base superalloys and semicrystalline polymers. Dr. Bretz holds 11 patents in various aspects of aerospace aluminum alloy and process development. In 2008, he was recognized as a Fellow of ASM International.


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