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Stephen G. Lucas

Stephen G. Lucas
Vice President, Culture and Engagement

Stephen G. Lucas is Vice President, Culture and Engagement.  He is responsible for leading all aspects of driving the organization’s people-first culture by ensuring the recruitment, development and retention of top talent, advancing the organization’s inclusion and diversity efforts, and finding new ways to enhance overall employee experience. 

Stephen joined Koppers in April 2022.  Prior to joining Koppers, he spent eight years with AMETEK, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, serving as Global Vice President of Human Resources.  Previously he spent two years at Hartzell Industries, manufacturer of axial and centrifugal fans and processor of hardwood lumber, serving as Vice President Human Resources.  He also spent 14 years at Illinois Tool Works (ITW), in their Food Equipment and Welding manufacturing divisions, serving as Group Human Resources Director.

Stephen received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marycrest College and earned an MBA from Wright State University.  He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  He currently serves on Raj Soin College of Business advisory board at Wright State University. 


Stephen resides in Naperville, IL, with his wife Amy. He has two daughters, Erica and Natasha.