STLD announces steel operations leadership appointments

08 January 2021

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) announced leadership appointments for the company's new Southwest-Sinton Flat Roll Steel Division, its Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division, and a new position for the company's flat roll steel metallics strategy. 

Dennis Black will become the General Manager of the company's new Southwest-Sinton Flat Roll Steel Division. Since 2016, Mr Black has served as general manager of the company's Vulcan Steel Products Division.

Mr Black served as the hot strip mill manager at the company's Butler Flat Roll Division. Mr Black also had leadership positions within the company's long products steel operations, as a rolling mill manager and hot mill manager at the Structural and Rail Division.

Currently, Madhu Ranade serves as Vice President and General Manager of the company's Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division. He has successfully led and grown Columbus for over seven years. During the first quarter 2021, Mr. Ranade will transition to having responsibility for procuring iron and iron substitutes for the company's flat roll operations. 

As Mr Ranade transitions into his new role, Daniel Keown will become the General Manager of the company's Columbus Flat Roll Steel Division.

Mr Keown began his career with Steel Dynamics in 1998 as a process engineer at the Butler Flat Roll Division and held various positions of increasing responsibility.