GrafTech Elects Harold Layman to Board

March 18, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

GrafTech International Ltd. (Wilmington, DE) announced that Harold Layman has been named as an independent director to the company's board of directors. Layman recently retired as President and CEO of Blount International (Portland, OR), which is a diverse industrial company consisting of core manufacturing groups Outdoor Products Group and Industrial and Power Equipment Group.

"We are very pleased that Harold has agreed to join our Board," commented GrafTech International Chief Executive Officer Craig Shular. "Harold's success in diverse business environments involving industrial products and in international finance operations will add value to our board of directors, the company and our shareholders."