ArcelorMittal announces retirement of Robrecht Himpe

ArcelorMittal announces the retirement of Robrecht Himpe, executive officer, and executive vice president of ArcelorMittal. After 37 years of loyal service with the group, Mr. Himpe will retire from his duties as a member of ArcelorMittal’s executive management committee and as CEO, ArcelorMittal North America and CEO, AM/NS Calvert.

Mr. Himpe joined the group’s Gent operations in 1981. After holding various senior operational positions within the group’s businesses in Belgium, Germany and Spain, he was appointed as CEO, ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe in 2008, before being appointed group chief technology officer in 2014. He was then appointed CEO, ArcelorMittal North America and CEO, AM/NS Calvert in January 2016. Mr. Himpe also served as President of EUROFER, the European Steel Association, for two years from 2014.

Brad Davey will succeed Mr. Himpe as CEO, ArcelorMittal North America. Mr. Davey joined ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Canada, in 1986 and over the next 15 years held several technology and manufacturing roles. Since 2001, he has held various senior commercial positions, including vice-president of ArcelorMittal Dofasco and chief marketing officer for the group’s NAFTA segment.

Howard MacNair will take up the position of CEO, AM/NS Calvert. Mr. MacNair joined ArcelorMittal Dofasco in 1977. He held several managerial positions in manufacturing and capital projects before moving into a commercial role in 1999. He joined AM/NS Calvert as head of operations in 2016.