Calgon Carbon has hired Chad Whalen as general counsel and secretary, effective as of Dec. 1.

Whalen comes to Calgon Carbon from RTI International Metals, a global supplier of advanced titanium and specialty metals products and services, acquired by Alcoa earlier this year. There, he held the position of general counsel and senior vice president of government relations.

Prior to RTI, Whalen was a practicing attorney in the law firm at Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney, where he represented public companies in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance. He was also a member of the steering committee of the firm's SEC Practice Group and a member of its mergers and acquisitions practice group. While employed at the firm, Whalen provided counsel in the matters of corporate governance, securities law compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.