In its meeting on August 10, 2011, the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG made some personnel decisions that became necessary as Dr. Ulrich Jaroni is to leave the Executive Board and retire in 2012. Dr. Jaroni was appointed to the Executive Board in April 2002 and has been responsible for the “Production” directorate since July 2009. In view of the increasing complexity of the tasks and projects planned in connection with the strategic target of being “best in class”, the “Production” directorate is being split into two directorates, “Metallurgy” and “Rolling and Metallic Coating”.
Dr. Herbert Eichelkraut, currently member of the management board of the Steel Americas business area and at the same time CEO and COO of ThyssenKrupp CSA in Brazil, is to join the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG as head of “Metallurgy” effective January 1, 2012. It has not yet been decided who will succeed him in his current positions. Dr. Heribert Fischer, currently head of the corporate department “Duisburg Hot & Cold Rolling and Galvanizing”, will become the Executive Board member responsible for the “Rolling and Metallic Coating” directorate effective October 1, 2011. The “Research and Development” department will now also fall under the responsibility of this directorate.
By resolution of the Supervisory Board, Peter Urban, Chief Financial Officer of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, has additionally been appointed head of “Controlling” on the management board of the Steel Americas business area with immediate effect. The post became vacant when his predecessor Reinhard Florey switched to the management board of the Stainless Global business area.