Hawk Appoints Michael Corkran President of Its Powder Metal Group

20.09.2001

CLEVELAND, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawk Corporation (NYSE: HWK) announced today the appointment of Michael Corkran as President of its Powder Metal Group.

The Hawk Powder Metal Group ("HPMG") has six operating facilities in

Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois. In his new role, Mike will establish

a new headquarters for the HPMG operation in Solon, Ohio at the Company's

recently acquired Metal Injection Molding facility.

"Mike has an extremely strong operating background with particular success

in manufacturing engineered products and growth through international

expansion," stated Jeff Berlin, Hawk's President and COO. Mike's background

fits perfectly with our strategic plan for the powder metal business, where we

will emphasize new product development and growth overseas."

Most recently, Mr. Corkran was the President of North America and Asia for

RELTEC Corporation, a manufacturer of telecommunication equipment. He began

his career with Reliance Electric and held a series of progressively

responsible management positions at Reliance.

Corkran holds a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A.

from the University of Rochester.

Hawk Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of highly engineered

products. The Friction Products Group is a leading supplier of friction

materials for brakes, clutches and transmissions used in airplanes, trucks,

construction equipment, farm equipment and recreational vehicles. Through its

Powder Metal Group, it is a leading supplier of powder metal components for

industrial applications, including pump, motor and transmission elements,

gears, pistons and anti-lock sensor rings. The Company's Performance Group,

manufactures brakes, clutches and gearboxes for motorsport applications and

performance automotive markets. The Company's Rotor Group designs and

manufactures die-cast aluminum rotors for small electric motors used in

appliances, business equipment and exhaust fans. Headquartered in Cleveland,

Ohio, Hawk has 1,500 employees and 16 manufacturing sites in five countries.

Hawk Corporation is online at:

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