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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Brian L. Acton

Brian L. Acton, President, Pac Basin Resources LLC, Sierra Minerals LLC and Px Carbon LLC

Brian L. Acton was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in the mining and bulk materials distribution industry, primarily devoted to marketing coal, petroleum coke and other raw materials. He also has extensive experience as a distribution and logistics provider to the coal industry throughout Canada, South America, Asia and Europe. Since August 2013, Mr. Acton has served as President at Pac Basin Resources LLC, a mining and metals company. From July 2010 to June 2013, he served as a consultant to Oxbow Carbon & Minerals Holdings, Inc. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Acton served as President and COO of Oxbow Carbon and Minerals Holdings Inc., and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oxbow Energy Solutions, LLC, from 1985 until 2010. Mr. Acton served on the Board of Directors of Adriana Resources Inc., from March 2012 to February 2017. While on the Board, he served as Chair of the Compensation Committee, from 2012 to 2017, and as a member of the Audit Committee, from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Acton is a graduate of Queen’s University and holds both a bachelor of science in mining engineering and applied science and a master in business administration.