Richard P. Simmons, Chairman Emeritus, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, was the keynote speaker at the Tepper School of Business Graduate Diploma Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2012. He received an honorary degree from Carnegie Mellon University during the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Richard P. Simmons has been compared to Andrew Carnegie, not only for his remarkable achievements in the world of business, but also for his unwavering community service. Under his leadership, Allegheny Ludlum became one of the world's most successful specialty steel companies, employing thousands of Pittsburgh residents. For more than 30 years, his dedication to community through philanthropic work and investment have benefited the region.
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