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Executive Changes at ArcelorMittal NA

Written by Sandy Williams

ArcelorMittal announced the retirement of Robrecht Himpe, executive officer and executive vice president. A 37-year veteran of ArcelorMittal, Himpe will retire from his duties as a member of ArcelorMittal’s executive management committee and as CEO, ArcelorMittal North America and CEO, AM/NS Calvert on July 1, 2018.

Himpe joined the group’s Gent operations in 1981. After holding various senior operational positions within the group’s businesses in Belgium, Germany and Spain, he was appointed as CEO, ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe in 2008, and group chief technology officer in 2014. He was then appointed CEO, ArcelorMittal North America and CEO, AM/NS Calvert in January 2016. Himpe also served as president of EUROFER, the European Steel Association during 2014 through 2016.

Brad Davey, chief marketing officer, ArcelorMittal North America and head of global automotive, will succeed Himpe as CEO of ArcelorMittal North America. Davey began his tenure at ArcelorMittal Dofasco in 1986, progressing through several roles including vice-president of ArcelorMittal Dofasco and chief marketing officer for the group’s NAFTA segment.

Howard MacNair will be the new CEO of AM/NS Calvert. MacNair joined ArcelorMittal Dofasco in 1977, moving into a commercial role in 1999 and various leadership positions in ArcelorMittal’s automotive business. He joined AM/NS Calvert as head of operations in 2016.

Both appointments are effective immediately.

Commenting on the management change, Lakshmi Mittal, ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO, said: “Robrecht has been a highly valued member of our senior leadership team for many years. His contribution to the group has been vast and varied, and we would like to wish him a well-deserved and fulfilling retirement. In Brad and Howard, we have promoted two proven, highly capable leaders. I have every confidence in their ability to build on Robrecht’s work of the past two years and drive further improvement in our North American business.”

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