Arcelor Mittal has announced changes at senior leadership positions within Mittal Steel USA that are designed to improve operational performance at the USA operations and strategically align the company’s flat products division in the Americas with long-term goals for the combined company. Effective immediately, Mr Lou Schorsch, who had served as President and CEO, Mittal Steel USA, has been appointed to the position of CEO Flat Products, Americas. Mr Mike Rippey has been selected to succeed Mr Schorsch in the role of President and CEO, Mittal Steel USA. In a further development at Mittal Steel USA, Executive Vice President of Operations, Mr Bill Brake will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Succeeding Mr Brake as Executive Vice-President, Operations, will be Mr Len Chuderewicz, who currently heads operations at Mittal Steel – Indiana Harbor. Mr Rippey’s appointment to President and CEO of Mittal Steel USA led to the selection of Mr Dan Mull as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mittal Steel USA.