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AMETEK SMP Wallingford Appoints University of Pittsburgh Graduate Hunter Stept as New Process Engineer

Wallingford, Connecticut – High-purity metal strip and wire manufacturer, AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) Wallingford, is delighted to announce the appointment of Hunter Stept as Process Engineer at its Specialty Metal Products division in Wallingford.

Stept, originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering with a specialization in nanotechnology. During his time studying and working as an intern in Pittsburgh, Hunter gained valuable technical skills that will enable him to become a key asset to the company.

Stept will report to Bob Trussell, Plant Engineering Manager, and will support the Engineering Manager, Operations Manager and Quality Manager at AMETEK SMP Wallingford to help build a robust manufacturing system. He will focus primarily on operational excellence, improvements to equipment and processes, quality control, cost-reduction initiatives, increasing yield and new product development.

“I am pleased to welcome Hunter Stept to the engineering team and look forward to working closely with him for many years to come,” said Trussell. “Hunter joins us at an exciting time as our customers continue to rely on our range of high purity metal strip, wire and engineered shaped components for critical applications across a range of global markets.”

About AMETEK SMP Wallingford

AMETEK SMP Wallingford is based in Wallingford, CT with sales offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. The company is a pioneer in specialty metal products with more than 50 years of experience and numerous patents in technically advanced metallurgical materials. Key products include high purity metal strip, shaped wire, thermal management materials and weld wire sheathing. Applications range from battery components to electronics; glass-to-metal sealing applications to highly sensitive medical devices.


AMETEK SMP Wallingford is part of AMETEK SMP, alongside Reading Alloys, Hamilton Precision Metals, AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, Superior Tube and Fine Tubes. Together, the AMETEK SMP businesses are a global force in the manufacture of high-precision metallurgical products for critical applications across a range of industries. AMETEK SMP is a business unit of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion.

For more information, contact:

Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager SMP,  Plymbridge Road, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7LG, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 876418   Fax: +44 (0) 1752 73301

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