Severstal North America LLC has made additional changes to its
senior leadership team, the company said Sept. 27.
Gerrit Reepmeyer has
been named vice president of procurement, a position formerly
held by newly appointed chief executive officer Saikat Dey.
Reepmeyer joined the Dearborn, Mich.-based steelmaker in April
as director of energy and utilities, having previously worked
at German energy provider E.ON SE.
has been appointed vice president of corporate planning,
pricing and logistics, succeeding Michael Bohn. Zhavoronkov
joined Russian parent company OAO Severstal in 2000, where he
worked on strategy and business development, and was most
recently in the finance department at Severstal NA.
Dennis Johnson has
been named vice president of quality, advanced engineering and
continuous improvement, succeeding Christopher Kristock, who is
retiring after 29 years. Johnson joined Severstal NA in January
2012 to drive the companys continuous improvement
initiatives, having previously worked at New York-based
consultancy McKinsey & Co. Inc.
Severstal NA has seen
a major overhaul of its executive team in the past month,
including the departure of then-chief executive officer Sergei
amm.com, Sept. 3), along with the appointment of
Olga Petrova as the new chief financial officer (
amm.com, Sept. 16) and Sachin Shivaram as the new
vice president of commercial (
amm.com, Sept. 24).
AMM in a recent interview that the management changes
will not affect the companys commercial strategy (
amm.com, Sept. 25).
Earlier this year, the
steel producer also saw the departure of its Dearborn
operations vice president and general manager, its chief
financial officer and the vice president and general manager of
its Columbus, Miss., operations (
amm.com, May 20).