Walter Medeiros took over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ThyssenKrupp Companhia Siderúrgica do Atlântico (CSA) on June 1, 2014. He replaces Jorge Luiz Ribeiro de Oliveira, who is seeking a new challenge outside the Group following the successful technical ramp-up of the Brazilian steel mill. With the mill in Rio de Janeiro state operating reliably and production having been ramped up, the focus now turns to further efficiency improvements and stronger penetration of the American slab markets. Walter Medeiros joined the Group in 1988 and is an expert on the South and North American markets. He has been a member of the management team of ThyssenKrupp Metalúrgica Campo Limpo in Sao Paulo since 2004. In his last position, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the entire Forged & Machined Components business unit at ThyssenKrupp.
Andreas Goss became Chief Executive Officer of the Steel Europe business area and the Steel Americas business area effective June 1, 2014. Andreas Goss, who took on the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on the board of the Steel Europe business area and the board of the Steel Americas business area effective October 1, 2012, will continue to perform these duties alongside his role as CEO.
Gerd Krasshöfer is taking well-earned retirement at the end of the current fiscal year. Dr. Klaus Keysberg, a member of the Materials Services business area board since 2011, is to take on the role of CFO effective October 1, 2014. Hans-Josef Hoss has been appointed to the business area board effective July 1, 2014: After a three-month settling-in period he will succeed Dr. Keysberg as COO.
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