AK Steel names president

AK Steel Corp. has named John G. Hritz as its president. Mr Hritz joined the company in 1989 as counsel, and has held numerous executive positions with the company. He was most recently Executive Vice President, with responsibility for steel operations, commercial and other functions. Prior to joining AK Steel, Mr Hritz worked for Commercial Intertech Corp. and US Steel Corp. AK Steel also announced the appointment of Michael T. Adams to the post of Senior Vice President, with responsibility for operations, sales and marketing, customer service, manufacturing planning/steel sourcing and safety and health. Mr Adams, who joined the company in 1981, was most recently Vice President Sales and Marketing. James M. Banker was named Vice President Sales and Marketing. Mr Banker has held a number of executive positions in sales, marketing, technical services and operations with AK Steel. Most recently he was Vice President Operations.

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