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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Catherine L. Clegg

Catherine L. Clegg, Former Vice President, Workforce Strategy, Global Human Resources, General Motors Company

Catherine L. Clegg was elected to the Board of Directors in 2019. Ms. Clegg is a senior automotive industry executive with General Motors Company with extensive experience in manufacturing operations, manufacturing engineering, labor relations, public policy, and cultural transformation. Since May 2019, she has been the Vice President, Workforce Strategy, with the responsibility to integrate workforce strategy across General Motors, primarily among manufacturing and labor, global public policy, legal, human resources and other functions as necessary. Previously, she held the position of Vice President, Business Intelligence, Global Public Policy, from 2017 to 2019, where she led policy analysis and strategy; developing and aligning business priorities in the context of government policy initiatives in key countries and regions around the world. Ms. Clegg also previously led GM’s manufacturing operations and labor relations in the US, Canada, and Mexico as Vice President North America Manufacturing & Labor Relations from 2014 to 2017. She also served as Vice President Global Manufacturing Engineering from 2013 to 2014 and Vice President GMNA Labor Relations from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Clegg received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and her MBA from University of Virginia Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Ms. Clegg also earned a Master of Arts in Advanced Leadership Studies and completed extensive advanced coursework on Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as executive education at Harvard University and Stanford University.