NEW YORK AK Steel Corp. senior vice president of corporate strategy and investor relations Albert E. Ferrara Jr. will retire Aug. 31, the company said.
Ferrara previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He joined the West Chester, Ohio-based company in June 2003.
He has worked in the steel industry for more than 40 years, holding executive-level positions with such companies as NS Group Inc. and U.S. Steel Corp.
Following his retirement, the companys investor relations activities will be managed by vice president and chief financial officer Roger K. Newport, with support from assistant treasurer Douglas O. Mitterholzer.
"Al has been an integral part of AK Steels senior management team which engineered the companys turnaround in years past, and more recently he has focused on strategy and investor activities. On behalf of AK Steels board of directors, our executive officers and all of us at the company, we wish Al a long and happy retirement," chairman, president and chief executive officer James L. Wainscott said in a statement.