Steel company names new vice president of human resources.
Severstal North America (SNA)
, a Dearborn, Mich., producer of flat-rolled steel products, has named Olga Filatova vice president of human resources, effective Nov. 15, 2012. She replaces Melvin Baggett, who is retiring after 36 years of service with the company.
Filatova joins the company from OAO Severstal, SNA’s Moscow-based parent company. At OAO Severstal, Filatova was responsible for recruitment, training, performance and succession management.
Sergei Kuznetsov, CEO of SNA, says, “Olga Filatova is highly qualified to lead Severstal North America’s human resources efforts in personnel development and retention, attraction of the best talent and implementation of strategic HR initiatives to meet our business objectives of growth, continuous improvement and culture change management. She brings unique international perspective to this important role and will build on our success in establishing one of the most talented and diverse workforces in the industry.”