Who We Are


Carbon Graphite Materials, Inc. has been providing mechanically purified, refined, processed, and blended graphite and carbon products since 2008. We have experience working with manufacturing and engineering companies across a wide variety of industries, so our knowledge with manufactured and consumer goods is unparalleled.

It’s our mission to provide each and every customer reliable, high-quality products that specifically cater to their production needs. That’s why we go the extra mile to learn more about your company’s day-to-day operations to determine how our products will fit into your processes. It also helps us recommend the right products and customize our offerings to maximize supply chain efficiency.

Where We Operate

Carbon Graphite Materials is headquartered in Brocton, New York, about 30 minutes south of Buffalo. We have a 66,000-square foot facility at this location, in addition to a 28,000-square foot production facility in northeastern Pennsylvania. Our Pennsylvania location specializes exclusively in micronized graphite. We process over 10 million lbs of graphite and carbon between these two locations.

Our Production Team

To ensure the highest quality products for our customers, we only employ experienced individuals for our production team. We have two teams, each with 7-8 employees, and on average each employee has been in the industry for 8 years.

Our teams are ISO certified, meaning they have a comprehensive understanding of ISO 9000 processes, so you can be confident in the quality and consistency of the products you purchase. With such experienced employees, we constantly look for new ways to improve the efficiency of our production process, which ultimately means a more resourceful supply chain for you.

Download a copy of our ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Our Management Team

Ryan Walker

Ryan has been in the graphite and carbon industry since 1993 and has held a variety of operational, sales, and management roles over the past two decades. Today, as CEO, he uses his extensive knowledge in the field to empower employees to provide the highest quality service to our customers. He maintains a very hands-on role within the company, encouraging collaboration across job titles and continuous pursuit of new opportunities for the company.

Steve Allard
Plant Manager (Pennsylvania)

Steve has over 30 years of manufacturing and production experience, most recently holding a Maintenance Supervisor role for a company in the food and beverage industry. His experience in a manufacturing environment has allowed him to emphasize quality control with the production team, creating consistently high-quality graphite and carbon materials for our clients.

Darron Trask
Plant Manager (New York)

The Plant Manager at our Brocton headquarters, Darron previously held the position of Quality Control Management Representative with Carbon Graphite Materials. Before CGM, he worked for 8 years at Cummings Engine as the ISO Quality Control Representative. He puts his quality control experience to work by understanding a client’s specific needs and ensuring that a customized product perfectly meets these requirements.

Shawn Austin
Production Supervisor

Shawn has worked for Carbon Graphite Materials for over 20 years, starting out in floor production and now overseeing various quality control functions in our testing lab. He’s also a retired Jet Engine and Fuel Systems Mechanic from the U.S. Marine Corp., giving him the training and experience to closely monitor quality control in our production processes.