Aperam appoints Frédéric Mattei as head of its Alloys and Specialties division

aperamLuxembourg, 17 March 2014 – Aperam, a leading producer of stainless steel, alloys and specialties, today announces the appointment of Frédéric Mattei as the new chief executive officer of its Alloys and Specialties division and member of Aperam’s Management Committee as of 1 June 2014. He will report to the CEO of Aperam, Philippe Darmayan.

Frédéric, a French national aged 40, is a graduate of France’s Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and holds an Executive MBA from ESCP-EAP. He started his career in 1998 at Creusot Loire Industrie, where he was successively project leader, manager of the Hot Rolling Mill and clad plates workshop and Logistics and Quality Manager.

From 2005 to 2007, he was head of Strategy and Innovation of Arcelormittal’s Global Plates business unit. In 2007, he became the manager of the Le Creusot plant, part of ArcelorMittal’s Industeel unit. In 2013, Frédéric joined the Salzgitter Group as CEO of Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes – France.

About Aperam

Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with operations in more than 30 countries. The business is organized in three divisions: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions and Alloys & Specialties.

Aperam has 2.5 million tonnes of flat stainless steel capacity in Brazil and Europe and is a leader in high value added niches – alloys and specialties. Aperam has a highly integrated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce stainless and specialty from low cost biomass (charcoal). Its industrial network is concentrated in six main plants located in Brazil, Belgium and France. Aperam has about 9,500 employees.

Aperam commits to operate in a responsible way with respect to health, safety and the well-being of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources. In 2013, Aperam had revenues of USD 5.1 billion and shipments of 1.73 million tonnes.

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