NobelClad Names Dr. Edgar E. Vidal as Global Director of Business Development and Marketing

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – September 5, 2018 – NobelClad, the global leader in explosion welding, today announced Dr. Edgar E. Vidal has been named global director of business development and marketing.

Dr. Vidal is responsible for the expansion of NobelClad’s clad-plate applications, particularly in the extractive metals, oil and gas and defense industries, where he has extensive experience.  He also will lead NobelClad’s international market development team. 

Dr. Vidal joins NobelClad from Materion Corporation, where he most recently served as director of sales for beryllium and composites, as well as head of marketing and business development for the Performance Alloys and Composites division. During his time at Materion, he commercialized multiple new product lines and supported the growth of the business into new geographies. He also expanded Materion’s intellectual property portfolio and was responsible for securing three granted patents.

Dr. Vidal holds a doctorate in mining engineering – metallurgy, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials engineering; and he is well versed in the markets and end users served by NobelClad. He gained his knowledge of clad metals while serving as a professor at Colorado School of Mines, where he worked with NobelClad on a research program that examined the thermodynamics of the secondary phases produced during the explosion welding of titanium to carbon steel.

John Scheatzle, president of NobelClad, said “We have had considerable success increasing the commercial applications for explosion welded plates in recent years, and maintaining this end-market expansion will be a top priority for Edgar and the Business Development team. I am confident Edgar’s technical knowledge, industry background and business experience will support the continued growth of NobelClad’s position in the global clad metals industry.”

About NobelClad

NobelClad is the world leader in the field of explosion welding. We have more than half a century of expertise, and are the one company with the most global resources and infrastructure committed to clad, offering bi-metallic solutions for complex industrial markets, including oil and gas, chemical, and transportation. NobelClad is a business of publicly traded DMC Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOOM).For more information, visit


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