In his new position Shevchenko will lead continued implementation of investment projects at Mariupol Ilyich, such as the reconstruction of the sinter plant and the revamp of the 1700 Hot Strip Mill, as well as construction of the modern continuous casting machine and secondary metallurgy facilities. Besides the development of the production efficiency improvement program, one of the newly appointed manager’s key tasks is to fulfill Metinvest Group’s commitments regarding the continuous improvement of the environmental situation in Mariupol.
Yuriy Zinchenko who has led Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works since 2012 will develop the new strategic area at Metinvest Group, where he will hold the position of the Technical Service Director of the Operations Directorate.
Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest Group: “Yuriy Zinchenko led the enterprise through the most challenging and distressing times in the industry and in the country. He nevertheless succeeded in keeping the plant running and made the production cleaner, more efficient and modern. Today, his knowledge and experience are required by Metinvest to improve our competitiveness in external markets. The new general director, Mr. Shevchenko, has proven to be an outstanding professional whose name is well known in the industry. I am sure that his vast experience with the execution of large-scale modernization programs and the anti-crisis management will facilitate dynamic development of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and its sustainable leadership in the industry”. (SCM/Ukrainian metal)
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