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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Anthony R. Taccone

Anthony R. Taccone, Founding Partner, First River LLC

Anthony R. Taccone was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018, with over 30 years’ consulting experience with companies in the global steel industry and with interests in the steel industry, including suppliers, customers and investors. Since March 1998, he has served as a Founding Partner and co-owner of First River LLC, a boutique strategy consulting firm. At First River, Mr. Taccone has worked with senior management teams, boards, investors and government agencies on challenging and complex issues facing companies in the steel industry, including financial restructurings, capacity rationalizations, mergers and acquisitions, major capital investment decisions, raw material integration strategies and investments in downstream businesses. Prior to joining First River, Mr. Taccone was a strategy consultant at Beddows & Company, from 1988 to 1998. From 1994 until 1998, he was the North American practice leader and served on the Beddows & Company Board of Directors. Prior to his career as a steel industry consultant, Mr. Taccone worked at Mellon Bank as a Country Risk Economist, from 1985 to 1987, and an Industry Economist from 1987 to 1988. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Washington & Jefferson College and his master’s degree in economics from Duke University.