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.
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
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
"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.