Robert A. Reynolds, III
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Reynolds joined GrafTech in 2000 as a Staff Scientist in the Corporate R&D group. From there he advanced through various Product Development and Marketing Leadership roles in support of the Flexible Graphite and Engineered Solutions businesses. During that time, he was one of the key contributors in transforming and growing the Flexible Graphite business into what it is today. Dr. Reynolds was named General Manager of the Flexible Graphite Business in January of 2017. Upon the acquisition of the Flexible Graphite Business by Aterian Investment Partners, LLC, Dr. Reynolds transitioned to the role of President and CEO of the newly rebranded NeoGraf Solutions, LLC.
Dr. Reynolds received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University, a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, and was the recipient of a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University in the field of Nanotechnology. Dr. Reynolds is the author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and has over 25 issued US patents plus foreign equivalents.
Brian R. Bartos
Brian Bartos joined NeoGraf in 2005 as a Site Manager responsible for all the Flexible Natural Graphite locations. As the business expanded into Synthetic Graphite, the business added the Sharon Center location to further support it global business. Mr. Bartos is responsible for NeoGraf Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, Engineering, Human Resources, and Safety and Continuous Improvement.
He has an MBA from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Glauser joined NeoGraf in July 2018 as Chief Financial Officer and has responsibility for all accounting, finance, and treasury activities. Prior to joining NeoGraf, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Fives North American Combustion, a French owned producer of industrial combustion equipment and systems serving customers globally. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of General Aluminum Manufacturing Company, a supplier of aluminum castings primarily for the automotive industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Glauser worked for Keycorp, Ferro Corporation, and Avery Dennison in various finance roles.
Mr. Glauser received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Kent State University and his Master of Business Administration from John Carroll University.
Timothy R. Krogh
Tim Krogh rejoined GrafTech in 2007 as the Assistant General Counsel – Intellectual Property. His emphasis while within GrafTech was assisting the business units with their growth strategy regarding the commercialization of their intellectual property and strategic transactional opportunities enabling them to develop and maintain a competitive advantage over others in the marketplace. He has extensive successful experience, both domestically and abroad, negotiating favorable opportunities for GrafTech with customers, potential competitors and business partners as well as prosecuting intellectual property rights matters before the USPTO, EPO, KIPO, SIPO and TPO. He has been a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues both locally and nationally and a volunteer with Cleveland Bar Association’s 3Rs program. Upon the acquisition of NeoGraf Solutions, LLC, by Aterian Investment Partners, LLC, Tim transitioned to the role of General Counsel for the company.
Prior to rejoining GrafTech, Tim was Senior Intellectual Property II for Bridgestone Americas in Akron, Ohio for their Retail, Northern American Tire, Diversified Products, and Firestone Polymers divisions and Deputy Counsel for Credit First and Bridgestone/Firestone Information Systems. Previously to joining GrafTech as IP counsel in 2002, Tim was a Patent Attorney with Corning Inc. directing and managing the intellectual property for optical fiber coatings and techniques for making optical fiber. Prior to Corning, Tim was a Litigation and IP Associate with the law firm of Marshall and Melhorn in Toledo, Ohio and started his legal career in the public sector as an Erie County Public Defender/Legal Aid Attorney.
David R. Longsderff
VP, Sales & Business Development
David joined GrafTech in 2004 as Director of Sales for the Electronic Thermal Management (ETM) portion of the Flexible Graphite Business. He was named Sales Director for all of the Flexible Graphite Business in 2006, adding responsibilities for Marketing, Customer Service, and Applications Engineering over the years. He currently serves as Vice President of Sales & Business Development for NeoGraf Solutions, LLC.
David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Marketing concentration from Elizabethtown College, as well as an MBA in Management from York College of Pennsylvania. He has worked in Sales, Marketing, and Product Management roles for electronic connector companies such as Burndy and Framatome, as well as for mechanical and electronic assembly companies such as GTE Sylvania and Bulova Technologies. He entered the thermal market at Thermacore in 1999, progressing to Vice President – General Manager position prior to transitioning to GrafTech. He has 2 issued US patents in the thermal area.
VP, Research & Development
Dr. Norley joined GrafTech in 1997 as a Research Associate in the Corporate R&D group following careers at BP and Aircraft Braking Systems (now Meggitt). From there he achieved the status of Senior Corporate Fellow in 2005, the highest technical position at GrafTech, before becoming Vice President of Research & Development in 2011. Dr. Norley was named Vice President of the Flexible Graphite Business (now NeoGraf Solutions, LLC) in January of 2017. Dr. Norley was instrumental in the development of flexible graphite materials for consumer electronics thermal management.
Dr. Norley received his bachelor’s degree and his Ph.D. in Metallurgy from Imperial College, London. Dr. Norley is the author or co-author of more than 25 publications and has 24 issued US patents plus foreign equivalents. Dr. Norley & his group have received five R&D 100 awards and won and executed on over $25 million in federal and state grants. He was the 2012 American Carbon Society Graffin Lecture winner for distinguished contributions to carbon science & engineering and was elected to be a Fellow of the American Carbon Society in 2016.