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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Jeremy S. Halford

Jeremy S. Halford, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Jeremy S. Halford was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in 2021 and previously served as Senior Vice President, Operations and Development since joining GrafTech in 2019. Prior to GrafTech, Mr. Halford served as the President of Arconic Engineered Structures, a producer of highly engineered titanium and aluminum components for the aerospace, defense and oil and gas markets, a position he held since January 2017. Mr. Halford also was President of Doncasters Aerospace, a manufacturer of components and assemblies for the civil and military aero engine and airframe markets, from 2014 to 2016, and Vice President, Global Business Development, Doncasters Group Limited from 2013 to 2014. Previously, he also was President of Mayfran International from 2012 to 2013, and spent seven years at Alcoa in a variety of general management and strategy roles. Mr. Halford holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University).