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November 5, 2013

Severstal North America Shuffles Management
Russia-based steel producer Severstal has made a number of personnel changes at its North America subsidiary, Severstal North America (SNA), Dearborn, Mich.

“The new leadership of Severstal North America will remain committed toward increasing efficiencies, lowering costs and achieving competitive advantages in the North American market,” Alexey Mordashov, CEO of OAO Severstal says.

The company has appointed Saikat Dey CEO of SNA. Dey replaces Sergei Kuznetsov, who leaves the position after four years as CEO. Most recently, Dey served as SNA’s chief strategy and procurement officer.

“I am humbled and honored to be working alongside a great team of people at Severstal and having the opportunity to serve our customers,” observes Dey.

Other recent appointments include Gerrit Reepmeyer, who has been named vice president of procurement for SNA. Reepmeyer joined SNA in April 2013 as director of energy and utilities.

Mikhail Zhavoronkov has been named to the position of vice president, corporate planning, pricing and logistics. Most recently, he worked as Severstal’s director, financial planning and analysis and information technology.

Dennis Johnson has been named vice president, quality, advanced engineering and continuous improvement. He succeeds Christopher Kristock, who is retiring after more than 29 years with SNA.

The company also has named Olga Petrova its new chief financial officer and Michael Tuomey its deputy chief financial officer. Petrova joins SNA from OAO Severstal, where she had been the head of the business planning and controlling department since 2011.

Consolidated Scrap Resources Names New COO

The recycling firm Consolidated Scrap Resources Inc. (CSR), York, Pa., has hired John Farrell as its new chief operating officer.

Farrell will oversee day-to-day operations and administrative matters for the recycling company. He also will be involved in the firm’s long-term strategic planning, financial matters and capital budgeting.

CSR handles scrap metal, paper and plastics.

Prior to joining CSR, Farrell spent 16 years at York Wallcoverings, serving as executive vice president from 2008 to 2013 and vice president of manufacturing from 2005 to 2008.

“We are very excited to have John on our team,” says Ben Abrams, CSR president. “He has had great success in his career, leading innovative teams to improve productivity and develop new global markets for products.”

Genesis Attachments Announces Promotion
Genesis Attachments, Superior, Wis., has promoted Blaine Archibald to national account manager.

He was formerly southwest regional manager for Genesis Attachments.

“The creation of this new role within Genesis emphasizes our focus on serving scrap customers who have nationwide locations and attachment needs,” says Shane Kuhlmey, director of North American sales.

“Blaine’s professionalism, industry knowledge and experience developing and maintaining strong relationships will be visible in all facets of this new program he’ll be leading.”

DJJ Announces Promotion

The scrap metal firm David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ), Cincinnati, has promoted Karen Arnold to the position of senior vice president of employee services. She succeeds Judith Smith, who retired in late August after 21 years with the company.

Arnold, who brings 25 years of leadership experience in the human resources field, joined DJJ when DJJ acquired her previous employer, Galamba Metals. Galamba Metals’ name was later changed to Advantage Metals Recycling.

Arnold was promoted to corporate director of training and development for DJJ in 2012 prior to being promoted to the senior vice president role.

Management Changes at Olympic Steel
Olympic Steel Inc., a metals service center headquartered in the Cleveland area, has announced several management promotions to support its growth.

The company appointed Raymond Walker to the newly created position of president and COO, flat rolled. Walker has been with Olympic Steel since 1986 and most recently served as senior vice president, eastern region. Walker will be responsible for the daily operations of the company’s flat rolled business.

John Mooney was promoted to vice president, eastern region, where he will oversee the eastern region’s flat rolled business. Mooney, who started with Olympic Steel in 1989, has served as regional sales manager, general manager-Cleveland and, most recently, vice president and general manager, mid states.

Jeremy Thiessen was appointed to the newly created position of general manager, Mount Sterling, Ky. Thiessen will oversee the growing operations of the company’s two facilities in Mount Sterling.

Michael Siegal, CEO of Olympic Steel says, “We have strategically diversified the company’s product offerings, broadened its geographic reach and expanded into higher-margin markets. As we transition from this multiyear capital investment program to executing on these fronts, we are very fortunate to have proven managerial talent already in place to drive future growth.”