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Richard J. Hipple
Executive Chairman

Richard J. Hipple is Executive Chairman of Materion Corporation.  He was appointed Executive Chairman in March 2017, after serving as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 until 2006. 

Mr. Hipple joined the Company in 2001 as Vice President of Strip Products for the Performance Alloys business and served in that position until 2002, when he was appointed President, Performance Alloys.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hipple served 26 years in the steel industry serving in a number of progressively responsible positions.
Mr. Hipple is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.

He is on the board of Ferro Corporation, KeyCorp and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and serves as an Executive Committee Member and Trustee of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. Mr. Hipple is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Jugal K. Vijayvargiya
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jugal K. Vijayvargiya is President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Materion Corporation. He joined Materion as President and CEO in March 2017.

Prior to joining Materion, Mr. Vijayvargiya had an extensive 26-year international career with Delphi Automotive PLC, a leading global technology solutions provider to the automotive and transportation sectors.  He most recently led Delphi Automotive’s Electronics & Safety segment, a $3 billion global business based in Germany.  In this role, Mr. Vijayvargiya has served as an officer of Delphi and a member of its Executive Committee.  

Previously, he served in progressively responsible positions in Europe and North America in product and manufacturing engineering, sales, product line management, acquisition integration and general management.

He received both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University.