Houston, TX – CDI Energy Products, Inc., a global leader in high performance polymer product manufacturing, custom engineering and material science, announced that Clinton Metcalf has been named president. Leonard Casey, who has been serving in a dual capacity as both the managing director of advanced sealing technologies (AST) and the president of the CDI Houston organization, will concentrate his energies on AST’s strategic objectives and business unit growth. CDI is one of the business units within the Advanced Sealing Technologies group inside Michelin’s High Tech Materials Division. As president, Metcalf will drive CDI’s Houston-based business and leverage collaborative growth opportunities for CDI’s full global footprint.
“Clint is the right leader for CDI’s next phase of growth and innovation,” said Casey. “His robust manufacturing background and business development skills will help CDI strengthen industry partnerships, develop strategic alliances and distribution channels, and expand our global sales presence. We believe his strong leadership experience will help focus CDI’s efforts to develop new technologies and solutions while reflecting the commitment to our people and our planet without compromise.”
As a well respected industry executive, Metcalf has deep functional experience in engineering, manufacturing, operations, product management and business development. Metcalf has an extensive background in leading global organizations, manufacturing and lean principles, technical and product line organizations, and customer relationship management. He was employed for over 24 years with TechnipFMC in various roles most recently as the senior vice president for manufacturing. Metcalf’s previous positions within FMC included director of operations, subsea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; vice president and general manager, measurement systems, Hamburg, Germany; and general manager, FMC/CDS separation systems, Americas Region.
“I am very excited to be joining the CDI team,” said Metcalf. “CDI has a long history of reliability, integrity, service, and trust working with some of the industry leaders in industries including energy, power generation, aerospace and defense and general industrial. Its remarkable team of pioneering professionals and highly skilled manufacturers are ready to take on new challenges and leverage diversified industry opportunities. I am eager to work with the team around a clear vision toward an improved future that strengthens our market share and delivers new solutions for our customers around the world.”
Metcalf received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business.