ArcelorMittal announced Tuesday the appointment of Steve Wood as Vice President and Head of Iron Ore Operations for the Americas region. The appointment is effective from 1 November 2011. Steve will be based in Montreal, Canada and reports to Kleber Silva, Vice President Head of Iron Ore and Member of the ArcelorMittal Management Committee.
Prior to his appointment with ArcelorMittal, Steve held various senior management positions in the mining industry. Most recently he was the Director and Head of Mining and Milling for Vale Canada’s North Atlantic operations. In this role Steve was responsible for managing 11 copper and nickel mines, 3 mills and a new refinery and mine start up. Steve has also worked in Indonesia as Vice President Operations at PT Inco where he successfully improved the company’s environmental and safety performance across its operations.
Kleber Silva said, “The Americas is an extremely important region for ArcelorMittal’s global mining business and we are pleased to welcome an experienced operator like Steve to our team. He will ensure that the operational aspects of the Group’s iron ore operations and projects in the region are best in class.”
Steve is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and has a BEng Mining from Laurentian University, Canada.