ArcelorMittal has announced local appointments in its management team.
Patrick Parker, of Munster, has been promoted to vice president, labor relations, at ArcelorMittal USA.
Parker serves as the company's chief negotiator for flat carbon and long carbon operations within the United States.
Parker joined ArcelorMittal predecessor company, Inland Steel, in 1987 as a labor relations representative. In his latest role as division manager, labor Rrelations, Parker was an integral member of the company’s negotiating team in 2008 and 2012.
ArcelorMittal also announced the appointment of Dan Tunacik, of Valparaiso, to general manager at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor Long Carbon, a mini-mill operation in East Chicago that produces long steel products and employs about 300.
Tunacik joined ArcelorMittal predecessor company, Inland Steel, in 1985 as an industrial engineer and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the facility’s planning division before being named Division Manager, Supply Chain in 2000.
Tunacik succeeds Ray Hawkins who recently assumed the role of General Manager, ArcelorMittal LaPlace, a long carbon facility located outside of New Orleans.
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries.
Locally, ArcelorMittal operates integrated steel mills in East Chicago and Burns Harbor, a global research and development facility in East Chicago, a hot strip mill in Riverdale, a plate mill in Gary and processing and finishing joint venture facilities in New Carlisle.