Wheeling-Pittsburgh promotes managers

May 17, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has promoted three management employees to newly created positions.

Ron Shoemaker, who had been manager of engineering, EAF Project, was promoted to general manager, Engineering and Environmental Control, reporting to Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel President, Harry Page.

Steve Guzy, formerly Hot Strip Rolling and Processing Division manager, was promoted to general manager Primary Operations.

Glenn Steed, formerly Steelmaking Division manager, was promoted to general manager of Finishing Operations. Both Guzy and Steed will continue to report to Don Keaton, vice president of Steel Manufacturing and Procurement. The promotions were effective May 1.

Shoemaker joined the company in 2000 as division manager, Technical Services and Planning, after working at Armco and Armco Specialty Steel for more than 20 years in engineering and operating positions. Most recently, Shoemaker was responsible for the construction and installation of the company's new Consteel electric arc furnace. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Guzy has been with the company for 27 years, the past seven as division manager, Hot Strip Rolling and Processing. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania in business management and economics and has completed a management training program in manufacturing technology from Cornell University.

Steed has 17 years' steel industry experience. At Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, he has been division manager of both Steelmaking Division and the Yorkville Plant and was responsible for the production startup of the company's electric arc furnace. Steed has a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from Ohio State University. Before joined the company in 2000, he was with AK Steel's Ashland, Ky., works where he had a series of increasingly responsible positions.

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