Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trigon Holding, Inc.
Born September 17, 1942 in Budapest, Hungary, Peter Stephans attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he obtained his B.S.E.E. Degree in 1968 followed by a M.S.E.E. Degree in 1969.
Beginning in 1968 he served IBM Corporation for eight years; first, as an associate engineer, eventually attaining the position of Manufacturing Manager for one of the Company's divisions in New York State. In 1976 he joined Dynamet Incorporated, headquartered in Washington, Pennsylvania, as Technical Director. Founded in 1967, Dynamet is a manufacturer of titanium and special alloy products for the aerospace and medical implant industries.
He was appointed Vice President and Technical Director in October 1977 and continued to advance to the position of Executive Vice President in October 1982. He was named President of Dynamet Incorporated in October 1987.
On February 28, 1997, Carpenter Technology Corporation acquired Dynamet Incorporated. Following the merger, Carpenter sold the Forged Products Division, established in 1981, to Mr. Stephans, who served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Dynamet until the acquisition. At that time, Trigon Incorporated was established as the parent company for two operating divisions: FPD Company (formerly the Forged Products Division), the manufacturing division, and StelKast Company, the orthopedic implant design and marketing division he established in 1992. Effective January 1, 2006, the Trigon was reorganized to form Trigon Holding, Inc. as the parent with two subsidiaries: Trigon Incorporated/FPD Company and StelKast, Inc.
Mr. Stephans served on the Board of Directors of Carpenter Technology Corporation for thirteen years from 2003 to 2016. In addition to his corporate duties, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Iagnosis, located in Pittsburgh, PA.