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Severstal NA Adds to Leadership Team

Written by Sandy Williams

Severstal NA announced more management changes on Friday to complete its senior leadership team.  Gerrit Reepmeyer was appointed Vice President, Procurement.  An April 2013 addition to SNA as Director, Energy and Utilities, Reepmeyer worked previously as a Principal of E.On Inhouse Consulting, a power and gas company located in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Mikhail Zhavoronkov was appointed Vice President, Corporate Planning, Pricing and Logistics succeeding Michael Bohn.  Zhavoronkov joined Severstal in Russia in 2000 and moved to SNA in 2004 where he most recently served as Director, Financial Planning and Analysis and Information Technology. 

Dennis “DJ” Johnson was appointed Vice President, Quality, Advanced Engineering and Continuous Improvement.  Johnson joined SNA in 2012 from McKinsey and Company where he held the position of Engagement Manager.  He will succeed Christopher Kristock who is retiring after 29 years with SNA. 

CEO Saikat Dey commented on the restructuring of the senior leadership team over the past month: 

“I am confident that we have a very strong leadership team in place, ready to take on the challenges of today’s marketplace. This is a highly competitive industry, which is constantly evolving, and we need to be able to progress ahead with it. We have capable, smart and experienced individuals in place, who bring to the table fresh, innovative thinking and ideas, openness, engagement, accountability and managerial courage. These are the qualities needed to continue the company down the path to becoming a world-class organization, industry leader, preferred supplier of high-quality products and an employer of choice.” 

The leadership team roster at Severstal NA is as follows: 

  • Olga Filatova, VP, Human Resources
  • Dennis Johnson, VP, Quality, Advanced Engineering and Continuous Improvement
  • Ronald Kostyo, VP/GM, Severstal Dearborn
  • Olga Petrova, CFO
  • Madhu Ranade, VP/GM, Severstal Columbus
  • Gerrit Reepmeyer, VP, Procurement
  • Sachin Shivaram, VP, Commercial
  • Martin Szymanski, VP, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Mikhail Zhavoronkov, VP, Corporate Planning, Pricing and Logistics
  • Saikat Dey, CEO

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