Mr. Vandegrift brings 38 years of operating experience to Cumberland Highstreet Partners. His career began as an hourly worker at RTI International Metals, Inc. He increased his responsibilities throughout his employment until his ultimate position as Senior Vice President – Capital Projects & Engineering where he was tasked with leading a $450M expansion.
For fourteen years Mr. Vandegrift served as Vice President – Operations for RTI’s main titanium production facilities with responsibility for manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, scheduling and interfacing with suppliers, customers and worldwide partners. He has worked with many top tier aerospace and related companies including Boeing, Airbus, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce and Northrop Grumman. His career afforded Mr. Vandegrift a depth of knowledge and ability to positively impact areas of process/production improvement and the ever-increasing demand for tighter quality standards and increased throughput.