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Gerdau Announces New President of NA Long Steel

Written by Sandy Williams

Gerdau announced the appointment of Chia Wang to President of its North American long steel operation, effective April 24. Wang, currently Supply Chain Vice-President in North America, will succeed the CEO of Gerdau, Gustavo Werneck, who served as interim president for the last three months.

A 30-year veteran at Gerdau, Wang has held positions in Brazil, Canada, China and the U.S. Wang received a Metallurgical Engineering degree at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS – Brazil) and executive education courses at Harvard Business School.

“It is a great honor to lead the operation I have been serving for the last years. Gerdau has a great team and I am confident that we can build a path for the company’s growth in North America, one of our most relevant markets,” said Wang.

The long steel North American operation is responsible for 40 percent of the company’s consolidated net sales and 18 percent of its EBITDA.

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