Dr. Tracy L. Albers
Manager, External Interactions and Technology Roadmapping
GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
Parma, OH

“Embrace change: success in the manufacturing industry is about moving to meet the right market at the right time. Work on projects outside your area of specialty, which will sharpen problem solving and critical thinking skills, and teach you how to do more with less.”

Dr. Albers has served various roles within the Corporate Research and Development group at GrafTech International.  As external interactions lead, Dr. Albers is key to interfacing with the political and technical communities, securing millions in grants and tax incentives and leveraging extensive R&D funding.
In addition, Dr. Albers leads GrafTech’s technology road mapping effort, driving a collaborative multifunctional team to define and promote emerging technologies where GrafTech products have value.  Dr. Albers defines, manages and communicates strategy from the R&D team to appropriate internal business units and GrafTech’s network of external partners, leveraging internal resources against external resources to provide innovative solutions to customers.  Dr. Albers is a respected author with an extensive catalogue of publications in scientific and technical journals.

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