NEW YORK AK Steel Corp.
has undergone a management reshuffle, and created a new
position in the process.
Keith Howell has been named vice
president of operations, effective immediately, according to
the West Chester, Ohio-based steelmaker, while Kirk Reich has
been tapped as vice president of procurement and supply chain
Maurice Reed has been named vice
president of engineering, raw materials and energy, a new
position at AK; he was previously director of engineering, raw
materials and energy.
Albert Ferrara Jr. has been
named senior vice president of corporate strategy and investor
relations, while Roger Newport was made vice president of
finance and chief financial officer.
Howell was previously vice
president of carbon steel operations, according to the
statement. Reich was vice president of specialty steel
operations, according to the statement. Previously, Ferrara was
senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer
and Newport was vice president of business planning and
"The appointments announced today will further strengthen
the companys top leadership team and position AK Steel
for the future as we focus on long-term strategic and
succession planning," chairman, president and chief executive
officer James Wainscott said in the statement.