Howmet Aerospace adds Sharon Barner to its Board as Independent Director

– USA, PA –  Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM) today announced the election of Sharon Barner to its Board as an independent director, effective April 1, 2021.

Sharon Barner is VP, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Cummins Inc., and will serve on the Howmet’s Governance and Nominating Committee.

“Sharon brings to the Howmet Board extensive business and legal perspectives that will be complementary to our current board and which are highly valued in our evolving, competitive environment,” said Chairman and Co-CEO, John Plant.

About Sharon Barner

Ms. Barner has more than 30 years of experience as an international business leader and lawyer in the technology, automotive, and life sciences industries. She is currently responsible for Cummins’ global legal matters, including strategic corporate initiatives, mergers, and acquisitions, regulatory, and compliance. Before Cummins, Ms. Barner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office where she was responsible for patent and trademark operations. She has also practiced law at Foley & Lardner, where she was a member of the Executive Management Committee, served as Intellectual Property Department Chair, and spearheaded the establishment of the firm’s East Asia presence.

Ms. Barner holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and psychology from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. With nearly 1,200 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies enable lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft to operate with a lower carbon footprint. In 2019, the businesses of Howmet Aerospace reported annual revenue of over $7 billion.

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