NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the USA and EU member states, is pleased to announce the appointment of Renaud Moretti as CEO of NLMK Europe Strip, the division which includes NLMK La Louviere, NLMK Strasbourg and the service centre NLMK Manage.
The division was previously managed be Ben de Vos, who is now holding the position of CEO of NLMK International, the company which manages NLMK Group’s international operations.
Renaud Moretti, currently the COO of NLMK Europe Strip, will assume the position of CEO on January 1, 2017.
Ben de Vos, Chairman of NLMK International Management Board, said: “Renaud Moretti’s vast production experience will ensure that work on continuous improvement and increasing operational efficiency that we initiated at NLMK Europe in recent years and which is already yielding solid results, will continue. The division’s labour productivity over the last 5 years increased by 70%, while costs were cut by 20%. We wish Renaud Moretti every success in his new capacity”.
Renaud Moretti’s background
Renaud Moretti began his career in steelmaking in 2002 as Head of the Maintenance Service at the Galvanizing Line and Cold-Rolling Mill at Corus Myriad. He became Head of Maintenance Service at La Louviere in 2006, which at the time was part of NLMK and Duferco JV. He later managed cold-rolling operations and was Executive Director at NLMK La Louviere.