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ArcelorMittal names new North America, Calvert CEOs after retirement

ArcelorMittal named a new North America chief executive officer.

ArcelorMittal North America will have a new chief executive officer after Robrecht Himpe retires after 37 years on July 1.

“Robrecht has been a highly valued member of our senior leadership team for many years," ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal said. "His contribution to the group has been vast and varied, and we would like to wish him a well-deserved and fulfilling retirement."

Himpe has served as CEO, ArcelorMittal North America, and CEO, AM/NS Calvert, since 2016. He oversaw the AM/NS Calvert finishing plant in Alabama to which ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor sends 1 million tons of slab a year. He also saw tubular facilities across the United States and flat, long and tubular facilities in Canada and Mexico. Northwest Indiana's ArcelorMittal steel mills fall under a different division, ArcelorMittal USA.

The Luxembourg-based steelmaker, which made 93.1 tons of steel and brought in $68.7 billion in revenue last year, named Brad Davey as the new CEO of ArcelorMittal North America and Howard MacNair as CEO of AM/NS Calvert.

"In Brad and Howard, we have promoted two proven, highly capable leaders," Mittal said. "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.”

Davey currently serves as chief marketing officer of ArcelorMittal North America and as head of global automotive, and has served as chief marketing officer for the group's NAFTA segment. McNair has had assorted leadership positions in ArcelorMittal's automotive business and has been head of operations for AM/NS Calvert since 2016.

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