Carol Jackson

chairman and chief executive officer,
HarbisonWalker International

Carol Jackson is Chairman and CEO of HarbisonWalker International, (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S. Previously, she was senior vice president and general manager at HWI, and responsible for commercial operations globally for the corporation headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. Prior to joining HWI in 2014, she served as vice president of the bar, wire, and strip business units of Carpenter Technology Corp. She also progressed through numerous roles at PPG Industries, where she was ultimately director of global raw materials purchasing. A licensed attorney in the state of Pennsylvania, she holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. She earned her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University. She is also a board member of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, and has been involved with the United Way and numerous other local organizations.