Family Portrait With Former CEO Of Allegheny Ludlum Steel

(Photo Credit: CBS)

(Photo Credit: CBS)

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PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte continues his family portrait series with Dick Simmons, the former CEO of Allegheny Ludlum Corp. and now a adjunct professor of Business Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Simmons’ career started when he graduated from MIT in 1953 and took a job at Allegheny Ludlum as a research metallurgist at a plant in Brackenridge making $338 a month.

Mr. Simmons is also passionate about the symphony. He gave the largest private gift ever to the PSO.

Listen to how he went from entry level researcher to the boardroom: