Kirk W. Reich, 46, has been named Senior Vice President, Manufacturing. Mr. Reich was previously Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
Mr. Reich assumes responsibility for the company's Manufacturing Operations, as well as the company's Safety and Quality programs. In addition, he assumes responsibility for Engineering, as well as Raw Materials and Energy Procurement, and oversight over AK Steel's investment in Magnetation. He will maintain responsibility for Transportation and Outside Processing, as well as Manufacturing Planning and oversight responsibility for AK Coal. Mr. Reich will continue to report to Mr. Wainscott.
Mr. Reich began his career with the company in 1989 in the engineering department at Middletown Works. He has extensive engineering, operations and maintenance experience, having led AK Steel's Middletown and Mansfield plants in prior years. He was named General Manager, Mansfield Works in 2000, General Manager, Middletown Works in 2006, Vice President, Specialty Steel Operations in 2010 and Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Management in 2012.
Mr. Reich serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Atrium Medical Center Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.