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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Timothy K. Flanagan

Timothy K. Flanagan, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance and Treasurer

Timothy K. Flanagan was appointed GrafTech’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance and Treasurer in November 2021. In this role, he oversees finance, investor relations, tax and treasury. Mr. Flanagan previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a flat-rolled steel producer and supplier of iron ore pellets, from January 2017 to February 2019. Prior to being promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs, he held a variety of financial leadership roles at Cleveland-Cliffs since joining in 2008, including being responsible for the accounting, reporting, treasury and financial planning and analysis functions and serving as the Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from March 2012 to December 2016. Most recently, Mr. Flanagan served as Chief Financial Officer of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm, from June 2019 to November 2021. He has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Ohio.