ATI Inc. Names Exec as SVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Bhatia joins ATI from HF Sinclair Corp., where she was executive vice president since 2023, and general counsel and corporate secretary since 2019.

ATI Inc., a Dallas-based aerospace and defense company, has named Vaishali Bhatia as senior vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer effective March 20.

According to the company, she reports to ATI Board Chair and CEO Robert S. Wetherbee and serves on the company’s executive council.

“Vaishali is a solutions-focused, strategic business partner with experience across a diverse range of complex legal and compliance matters,” Wetherbee said in a statement. “Her proven track record in incredibly demanding markets with long-standing and deep customer relationships will help her to guide ATI as we further develop our aerospace and defense leadership.”

ATI said that Bhatia will lead all aspects of the company’s legal function—including corporate governance, compliance, corporate social responsibility strategies and reporting, and risk management—and collaborate closely with business teams to provide risk-based legal partnership.

Bhatia succeeds ATI Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Elliot Davis, who announced his intention to retire effective Oct. 1. Until then, the company said Davis will serve as special advisor, legal and compliance, to ensure a smooth transition.

Bhatia joins ATI from HF Sinclair Corp., where she was executive vice president since 2023, and general counsel and corporate secretary since 2019.

She has been with the diversified energy company for over 12 years, starting as counsel at HollyFrontier Corp. and Holly Energy Partners LP.

According to ATI, Bhatia played an important role in HollyFrontier’s and HEP’s acquisition of Sinclair Oil and Sinclair Transportation Co., and the formation of HF Sinclair as the new publicly traded parent of HollyFrontier and HEP, in 2022, and in HF Sinclair’s buy-in of HEP in 2023.

Bhatia started her career as an associate at the multinational law firm Jones Day.

ATI is a global producer of high-performance materials and solutions for the global aerospace and defense markets and critical applications in electronics, medical, and specialty energy.

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