Fortunate 50

If the top 50 highest paid executives in the Pittsburgh region threw their 2019 earnings into a pot, it would total nearly half a billion dollars. Some Fortunate 50 executives in this year’s list are mainstays. Others popped in for the first time, making an appearance to collect a hefty severance. Their earnings were anywhere between 33 and 1,000 times higher than a median employee’s at their companies, according to corporate proxy documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Fortunate 50 list shows total compensation, which is a sum of the following: base salaries, bonuses, the estimated value of stock and option awards that have not vested, pension and deferred compensation benefits, perks, severance payments, and other compensation. It reflects what these executives earned during the past year, not necessarily what they collected, and does not include the value of restricted stock awarded in prior years that vested during the most recent fiscal year. Nor does it include income realized during the most recent fiscal year from exercising stock options awarded in prior years.

Name Title Co. 2019 Comp.
John PlantFrmr. Chair, CEOArconic$51,712,578
Ajei GopalPres., CEOAnsys$19,591,413
Heather BreschCEOMylan$18,509,260
William DemchakChair, Pres., CEOPNC$16,535,810
Raymond BetlerFormer Pres., CEOWabtec$15,792,393
Michael McGarryChair, CEOPPG Inds.$15,117,938
Edward StackChair, CEODick's Sportg. Gds.$15,048,162
Nicholas DeIuliisPres., CEOCNX Resources$13,741,437
Robert McNallyFrmr Pres., CEOEQT Corp.$13,175,256
Roy HarveyPres., CEOAlcoa$12,963,461
Rajiv MalikPres.Mylan$12,375,839
Vincent MatteraPres., CEOII-VI$10,694,483
Gary GouldFrmr. Exec VP, COOEQT Corp.$10,616,686
Elmer DotyFrmr. COOArconic$10,150,653
E. ParsleyEVP, COOPNC$9,142,075
Michael LyonsEVP,
Head of Corp. & Inst'l Bank'g
Jay SchottensteinChairman, CEOAm. Eagle$8,086,131
Stephane Rambaud-MeassonFrmr. COOWabtec$7,984,728
Richard MahoneySenior VP:
Worldwide Sales & Custmr Exclnc
Rafael SantanaPres., CEOWabtec$7,484,027
Kenneth MartindaleChair, CEOGNC Hldgs.$7,105,436
Joseph BartolacciPres., CEOMatthews Int'l$6,919,529
Lauren HobartPres.Dick's Sportg. Gds.$6,770,447
Nishan VartanianPres., CEOMSA Safety$6,656,880
James A. BrockPres., CEOConsol Energy$6,550,372
Albert NeupaverChairWabtec$6,539,887
Shane EmswilerSenior VP,
Physics Bus. Units
Vincent DelieChair, Pres., CEOFNB Corp.$6,434,071
Maria ShieldsSr. VP, CFOAnsys$6,031,353
Anthony MauroChief Commerc'l
John FisherVPFed'd Hermes$5,711,962
J. Christopher DonahuePres., CEOFed'd Hermes$5,708,688
Kenneth ParksCFOMylan$5,585,449
Robert WetherbeePres., CEOATI$5,555,306
Robert ReillyExec VP, CFOPNC$5,508,119
Christopher RossiPres., CEOKennametal$5,414,110
Damon AudiaVP, CFOKennametal$5,262,287
Thomas DonahueCFOFed'd Hermes$5,162,376
Jimmi Sue SmithFrmr. Sr.VP, CFOEQT Corp.$4,924,918
Karen LarrimerEVP,
Head: Ret'l Banking
Chief Cust Ofcr
Lee BelitskyEVP/ CFODick's Sportg. Gds.$4,733,355
Leroy BallPres., CEOKoppers Holdings$4,718,338
Kenneth J. GiacobbeExec VP, CFOArconic$4,572,228
Erin CentofantiFrmr. Sr. VP:
EQT Corp.$4,451,823
Donald GermanoEVP - StoresDick's Sportg. Gds.$4,265,284
William OplingerExec VP, CFOAlcoa$4,262,025
Charles KesslerPres.:
Global Brand
Am. Eagle$4,015,400
Jennifer FoylePres.:
Aerie Brands
Am. Eagle$3,955,057
Vincent MoralesSr. VP, CFOPPG Inds.$3,800,131
Gordon CeresinoVice ChairFed'd Hermes$3,770,561
Name Title Company 2019 Compensation Compensation Change (2018-19) * Median Employee Pay
* Median employee pay for American Eagle refers to part-time sales positions