Severstal NA Makes Management Changes

Steel company restructures senior leadership staff.

October 1, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

The steel company Severstal North America (SNA), Dearborn, Mich., has announced changes to its senor leadership team.

The company, a subsidiary of Russia-based Severstal, continues to restructure its U.S. management staff. The most recent changes include the appointment of Gerrit Reepmeyer to the position of vice president of procurement. The position previously was held by Saikat Dey, Severstal CEO. Reepmeyer joined SNA in April 2013 as director of energy and utilities.

“Gerrit’s education, experience and achievements at SNA and on previous assignments position him well to drive the strategic decision-making processes needed to propel the procurement function to the next level,” says Dey.

The company also promoted Mikhail Zhavoronkov to the position of vice president, corporate planning, pricing and logistics. Most recently, Zhavoronkov worked as Severstal’s director, financial planning and analysis and information technology.

SNA also appointed Dennis Johnson (DJ) vice president, quality, advanced engineering and continuous improvement. He succeeds Christopher Kristock, who is retiring after more than 29 years with Severstal.

“I am pleased to welcome DJ to join our senior leadership team, as he assumes the challenges of driving our quality assurance and product development processes to the next level of excellence,” Dey says.

He adds, “I am confident that we have a very strong leadership team in place, ready to take on the challenges of today’s marketplace. This is a highly competitive industry, which is constantly evolving, and we need to be able to progress ahead with it. We have capable, smart and experienced individuals in place, who bring to the table fresh, innovative thinking and ideas, openness, engagement, accountability and managerial courage. These are the qualities needed to continue the company down the path to becoming a world-class organization, industry leader, preferred supplier of high-quality products and an employer of choice.”

The current leadership team at Severstal North America is as follows:

•    Olga Filatova, VP, Human Resourcesl 
•    Dennis Johnson, VP, Quality, Advanced Engineering and Continuous Improvement; 
•    Ronald Kostyo, VP/GM, Severstal Dearborn; 
•    Olga Petrova, CFO; 
•    Madhu Ranade, VP/GM, Severstal Columbusl; 
•    Gerrit Reepmeyer, VP, Procurement; 
•    Sachin Shivaram, VP, Commercial; 
•    Martin Szymanski, VP, General Counsel and Secretary; 
•    Mikhail Zhavoronkov, VP, Corporate Planning, Pricing and Logistics; and
•    Saikat Dey, CEO.