CDI Energy Products names Clinton Metcalf president

By Keefe Borden16 September 2021

Clinton Metcalf has been named president of CDI Energy Products, a manufacturer of high-performance polymer product manufacturing, custom engineering, and material science, the company announced.

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 pursue opportunities to grow CDI’s global footprint, the company said.

CDI products include seals in the upstream oil and gas industry, and components in LNG operations, among others.

“Clint is the right leader for CDI’s next phase of growth and innovation,” Casey said. “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.”

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, the company said.

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, and 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 University and a master of business administration (MBA) from Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business.

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