Team

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François Perras
Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada
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François Perras

François Perras is Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, since 2017. He coordinates this segment's activities, which include an iron ore reduction plant, two steelworks, three rolling mills and two wire mills. He works relentlessly with his team to maximize collaboration and synergies in order to improve Long Products Canada's product quality and reputation with its clients.

Mr. Perras joined the company as a Metallurgist in 2000, then became a technical advisor at the cold mill, becoming Senior Coordinator in 2004. He managed the hot mill from 2006 until the facility closed in 2008. Mr. Perras subsequently held several strategic positions and spent some time in a professional development program at the Company’s global head office in Luxembourg where he worked closely with the management committee. In 2012, he returned to Canada and was appointed Director, Recycling and Raw Materials, then added the Purchasing portfolio in 2015. Prior to his nomination as CEO, in his previous role of Chief Strategy Officer, François Perras was dedicated to defining and implementing our business strategies to increase our profitability, market share and operational effectiveness. He was also responsible for the Continuous Improvement and Strategic Value Creation group created at the end of 2014 to accelerate the identification of best operating practices and their implementation in a structured manner.

François Perras holds a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Université Laval and Michigan Technological University (MTU) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Université de Sherbrooke.

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Judith Gorog
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Judith Gorog

Since August 2019, Judith Gorog manages all financial operations, including accounting, financial forecasting, credit, treasury, taxation and conformity. She had been assigned as interim CFO for Long Products Canada since May 15th, 2019.

Judith Gorog joined ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada in 2018 in the position of General Manager, Corporate Strategy. Prior to that, she held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Nucor at their Skyline Steel division for ten years. She had previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Ugine, ArcelorMittal France.

Ms. Gorog holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Université de Liège (Belgium).

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Philippe Boulanger
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
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Philippe Boulanger

Philippe Boulanger is responsible for all sales, marketing and customer service activities at our Canadian steelworks and rolling mills. He supervises a team that is dedicated to satisfying our customers, from the initial order to product delivery and after-sales service. Mr. Boulanger’s group also analyzes markets and the competitive environment on an ongoing basis.

Mr. Boulanger joined the Contrecoeur-West complex as a quality supervisor in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to senior rolling mill coordinator at the complex. In 2009, Mr. Boulanger transferred to a position as metallurgist in Customer Service and Continuous Improvement at the Longueuil bar mill, where he was involved in a series of measures to improve metal yield and reduce production costs. He became the Plant Manager in 2011 and remained in this role until December 2014. In 2015, he was named General Manager for the Contrecoeur-West Complex before entering his current role in the fall of 2017.

Mr. Boulanger has a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Laval University, as well as a management diploma and an MBA from HEC Montréal.

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Stéphane Brochu
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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Stéphane Brochu

Mr. Brochu is responsible for coordinating all the operational activities of our facilities in order to optimize their efficiency while promoting collaboration and sharing of best practices. He is in charge of an Operations group made of site managers to increase the synergy between our various industrial activities.

After joining ArcelorMittal in 1998, Mr. Brochu first worked at our Contrecoeur-East rod mill, successively as Senior Coordinator and Manager. After working in our cold and flat rolling mills, he transferred to Contrecoeur-West in 2008. He managed the bar mill from 2008 to 2012, then managed the steelworks until his new appointment as General Manager, Contrecoeur-East Complex in 2016.

Stéphane Brochu is a Bachelor in Metallurgical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal.

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Louis Plante
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
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Louis Plante

Louis Plante is Chief Technology Officer for ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada since 2015. His job is to oversee continuous improvement of information technology and automation, quality, environment, planning, technology and engineering as well as strategic value creation for our products and operations. His goal is to satisfy customers and maintain ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada’s competitive position and leadership in the steel industry. Mr. Plante and his team support plant operations at ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada for everything related to quality management, including product quality monitoring, solving quality issues, introducing new technology and improving employee awareness.

Mr. Plante began his career in 1985 as a laboratory technician at the Contrecoeur-West steelworks. He subsequently held positions as metallurgist, quality supervisor, general foreman for operations and maintenance, and became steelworks manager in 2001. In 2010, he took over the quality and continuous improvement functions for three ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada plants. Today, all ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada locations benefit from his nearly thirty years of experience and extensive know-how acquired in the industry.

Mr. Plante chairs the board of Quebec’s Consortium de recherche et d’innovation en transformation métallique (CRITM) [Consortium for metal conversion research and innovation] since 2012. The organization’s mission is to improve the competitive position of the Quebec primary metals industry through innovation.

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Gilles Quenneville
Vice President and General Manager, Human Resources and Legal Affairs
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Gilles Quenneville

Since 2015, Gilles Quenneville manages ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada's human resources activities, overseeing a team of professionals dedicated to compensation and benefits, organizational development, talent management, training, health and safety and labor relations. He is also in charge of legal affairs.

With a strong background in human resource management, industrial relations, health and safety and employee benefits, Mr. Quenneville has held various management positions with General Motors, Danone Waters of Canada, Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) and more recently, at Alcoa Canada since 2010 as Director, Human Resources Planning

Mr. Quenneville is Bachelor in Business Administration, Option Finance, with thesis from the GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University), Flint (Michigan, USA).

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François Théorêt
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
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François Théorêt

As the Chief Procurement Officer, François Théorêt optimizes ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada's material and financial resources through proactive relationships with our suppliers. Whether for parts and supplies required for operations or for establishing service contracts, Mr. Théorêt responds to internal users’ requirements and maximizes value for our company.

François Théorêt is also in charge of purchasing our raw materials and scrap supply, which are fundamental for steel production at our facilities. He and his team optimize procurement based on prices, market trends and the types of steel our customers need. Mr. Théorêt also supervises our transportation operations (raw materials receiving and product delivery to our customers) and is the main contact with our freight carrier partners. In addition, his group coordinates energy supply agreements.

With us since 2017, Mr. Théorêt's career of more than 20 years led him to fill positions in procurement, purchasing and transportation with Uni-Select and Q.I.T. Iron and Titanium (now RioTinto Iron and Titanium). Since 2009, he has worked for the RioTinto group in Montreal where he held management positions in Purchasing for Canada and the Americas.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from HEC Montréal.

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Eric Belzil
General Manager, Feruni and Metals Procurement
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Eric Belzil

Eric Belzil is General Manager, Feruni and Metals Procurement for ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada. In this position, which he holds since 2018, he coordinates activities of our Contrecoeur Recycling and Scrap Processing Center (“Feruni”) as well as our scrap and iron ore purchasing, as well as related supplier management.

Mr. Belzil has worked in the industrial sector since 1994, mostly in the steel business in Quebec and Ontario including for Ivaco, QIT (RioTinto), Stelco (U.S. Steel), Ford and Co-Steel Lasco (Gerdau AmeriSteel). He has been part of ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada since 2005 in a variety of management roles; before holding his current position, he has been General Manager of our Wire Group between 2016 and 2018.

Eric Belzil has a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University as well as an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) from McGill-HEC.

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Mathieu Francoeur
General Manager, Contrecoeur-West and Longueuil Complexes
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Mathieu Francoeur

Mathieu Francoeur is General Manager of the Contrecoeur-West and Longueuil complexes. These strategic sitesinclude an electric arc furnace steel mill and two bar mills. Much of the steel manufactured there is destined for the automotive and construction industries. In his current role, Mr. Francoeur actively contributes to the growth of these sites and the synergy between the various ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada facilities.

Mr. Francoeur joined ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada in 2006 as a financial analyst. He then became part of our Sales and Marketing team in various positions related to sales coordination and price control. Before being promoted to General Manager of the Contrecoeur-West complex in 2017, he was Sales Manager, SBQ Products and Sales Coordination. He has solid experience and knowledge of our products and our customers.

Mr. Francoeur has a degree in Management Accounting from Université du Québec à Montréal, as well as an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke. He holds a Management Accountant Order (CMA) licence for Quebec.

 

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Charles Fréchette
General Manager, Wire Group
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Charles Fréchette

Since 2018, Charles Fréchette is General Manager of our Wire Group, which includes our wire mills in Hamilton (“Hamilton-East”) and Montreal (“St-Patrick”). These two facilities manufacture wire products for many customers in the automotive, furnishings, high-performance springs and consumer products sectors.

Mr. Fréchette has been part of the ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada team since 2012. He was previously Director, Financial Planning, Analysis and Control in our Finance and Accounting department. Prior to his arrival in our organization, he worked for companies such as Aveos Fleet Performance and GE Capital and for the fund manager Fondaction.

Charles Fréchette holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Finance (MSc) from Université de Sherbrooke where he also taught in the MBA program. He also is a member of the Quebec CPA Order.

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Marco Savard
General Manager, Contrecoeur-East Complex
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Marco Savard

Marco Savard is responsible for the Contrecoeur-East steelworks and wire rod mill. Mr. Savard is also in charge of the Reduction Plant and the Recycling and Scrap Processing Center. He takes care of these sites in order to optimize their performance and quality and to satisfy the needs of customers who require steel that meets their specifications.

After starting his career at Atlas Steel in Sorel-Tracy in 1994 as a process engineer and production coordinator, Mr. Savard joined ArcelorMittal in 2000. He acted as senior coordinator in several installations of our Contrecoeur complex before his appointment as manager of the Contrecoeur-East steelworks in 2010. He has held his current position since the fall of 2017.

Marco Savard holds a degree in metallurgical engineering from Université Laval and engineering administration (MBA equivalent) from Université de Sherbrooke.