ArcelorMittal Cleveland General Manager Retires

Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:14 PM Written by 
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ArcelorMittal Cleveland General Manager Eric Hague retired June 30, 2017, after 42 years in the Cleveland steel industry.

Hauge was instrumental in preserving the blast furnaces when former owner LTV closed the plant in 2001. Instead of a warm idling of the furnaces, Hauge suggested a controversial cold shut down to preserve them from the harsh winter conditions in Cleveland. Hague was always confident that a buyer would be found and the plant would be revived.

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In 2002, LTV was acquired by International Steel Group (ISG), which in turn merged with Mittal Steel in 2005 creating ArcelorMittal. Hauge served as vice president and general manager of ArcelorMittal Cleveland since 2011. He serves on the board of the Ohio Steel Council and is a past president of the Eastern State Blast Furnace and Coke Oven Association.

Mike Madar, division manager-steel producing, will serve as interim manager until a permanent replacement is found.

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