Steel Dynamics Inc announced leadership appointments for the company's new Southwest Sinton Flat Roll Steel Division, its Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division, and a new position for the company's flat roll steel metallics strategy.
Southwest-Sinton Flat Roll Division – Mr Dennis Black will become the General Manager of the company's new Southwest-Sinton Flat Roll Steel Division reporting to Barry Schneider, Senior Vice President, Flat Roll Steel Group effective February 1, 2021. In his new role, Mr Black will be responsible for the operations of the company's new Sinton Texas Flat Roll Steel Mill that is expected to begin operations mid-year 2021. Since 2016, Mr Black has served as general manager of the company's Vulcan Steel Products Division, a downstream steel processing facility within the Long Products Steel Group that was acquired in 2016.
Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division - Currently, Mr Madhu Ranade serves as Vice President and General Manager of the company's Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division. He has successfully led and grown Columbus for over seven years. During the first quarter 2021, Mr Ranade will transition to having responsibility for procuring iron and iron substitutes for the company's flat roll operations. As Mr Ranade transitions into his new role, Mr Daniel Keown will become the General Manager of the company's Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division also reporting to Mr Barry Schneider, Senior Vice President, Flat Roll Steel Group effective January 1, 2021. Mr Keown will be responsible for operations of the company's Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division, comprised of a 3.2-million-ton electric arc furnace steel mill and four value-added coating lines. Since 2014, Mr Keown led the operations of the company's Engineered Bar Products Division within the Long Product Steel Group. Mr Keown began his career with Steel Dynamics in 1998 as a process engineer at the Butler Flat Roll Division and held various positions of increasing responsibility. Mr Keown earned a master's degree in engineering management and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Steel Dynamics is one of the largest US steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States, and in Mexico. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.