PITTSBURGH Severstal North America Inc., a subsidiary of Russias OAO Severstal, has appointed Sanjeev Badola director of scrap and metallics procurement effective Jan. 1.
Badola will direct the Dearborn, Mich.-based steelmakers strategy of procuring metallics and scrap metal. He succeeds Sachin Shivaram, who moved to the steelmakers commercial side (amm.com, Sept. 24).
Badola previously served as the worldwide trading manager of raw materials for Switzerland-based Starglobe Ltd., where he oversaw a $400-million portfolio of pig iron, hot-briquetted iron and iron ore trades. He also is knowledgable about imports, exports, ocean shipping and inland transportation, Severstal said.