Notice of Fraudulent Job Offers

GrafTech is aware of fraudulent offers of employment made by people who claim to be employees of GrafTech’s Human Resources department, but who are not affiliated with GrafTech. This kind of fraud is normally done through unsolicited e-mails, online third-party employment websites, and instant messenger programs. These individuals will often request recipients to provide personal information, send checks to the recipient with the request that the checks be deposited into the recipient’s personal bank account, and request that the recipient purchase training materials and office equipment as part of the fake recruiting process. GrafTech takes recruitment fraud very seriously, and by making you aware of this, we hope to prevent victims from falling for these scams. GrafTech does not accept responsibility for this recruitment fraud and recommends that all job-seekers educate themselves on these fraudulent practices so that they do not become a victim.

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How to Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Job Offers

  • Positions posted on are legitimate.
  • Do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar with.
  • GrafTech will never pre-wire money to an applicant or request financial information from an applicant.
  • GrafTech will never request that an applicant purchase training materials or office equipment as part of our recruiting process.
  • GrafTech does not use instant messaging programs to interview candidates for a job or extend a job offer.
  • If you are concerned about the legitimacy of a message received from GrafTech, please do not hesitate to call GrafTech at 216.676.2000, select HR and provide details about the message. Your call will be returned.
  • Do not communicate further with an individual if you suspect the communications may be fraudulent and consider contacting your local law enforcement.

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Leslie D. Dunn

Leslie D. Dunn, Former Senior Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel, Cole National Corporation

Leslie D. Dunn was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020. Ms. Dunn is an experienced executive, legal and governance professional. Since 2007, Ms. Dunn has been an independent director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, chairing its Governance Committee in addition to serving on its Audit and Compensation Committees. Since 2015, she has also been a director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., where she serves on the Audit, Compensation, Risk Assessment, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. She previously served from 2012 to 2018 as an independent director of E&H Family Group, Inc., a family-owned private company that operated chains of supermarket and hardware stores in Ohio, where she served as Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Ms. Dunn’s prior board experience also includes over 15 years as a director of Telarc International Corporation, a privately-held, world leading classical and jazz recording company.

Ms. Dunn previously was the Senior Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel of Cole National Corporation, a NYSE-listed specialty retailer, from 1997 until its sale in 2004. In addition to leading the development and implementation of Cole’s acquisition growth strategy, she was responsible for public disclosures, investor communications and government affairs, and was the principal corporate governance advisor to its board. Prior to joining Cole, Ms. Dunn was a partner in the Business Practice Group of the Cleveland office of Jones Day, a global law firm, and previously was a partner in the corporate practice of Squire Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs). Ms. Dunn received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and received her A.B. degree from Mount Holyoke College.