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Evraz Stratcor Names New CEO

10/2/2013 - Brandon Davis has been named chief executive officer of EVRAZ Stratcor, Inc., one of the world’s leading producers of specialty vanadium alloys and chemicals used by the titanium, chemical, and steel industries.
He is replacing Tim Scott, who is retiring as general manager of EVRAZ Stratcor following a 40-year career in the metals industry. The change took effect 1 October 2013.
Mr. Davis has been director of operational excellence for the Flat Products Group of EVRAZ North America, part of EVRAZ’s worldwide steel business. Prior to joining EVRAZ, he held management positions in various steel-fabricating companies in the U.S. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with B.S. and M.B.A. degrees.
Mr. Scott has been general manager of EVRAZ Stratcor since 2004 and held various management positions with companies that became part of the EVRAZ organization in 2006. Upon his retirement, he will be a consultant for EVRAZ Stratcor.
“Brandon Davis’ extensive experience with the steel and metals industries will help us develop strategies that will enable us to better meet the vanadium needs of our specialty customers in North America and globally,” said Pavel Tatyanin, senior vice president and head of EVRAZ’s International Business. “I am also pleased that Tim Scott will continue his association with EVRAZ as a consultant. We look forward to utilizing their skills and experience at EVRAZ Stratcor.”

EVRAZ is a vertically integrated steel, mining and vanadium business with operations in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy and South Africa. EVRAZ is among the top 20 steel producers in the world based on crude steel production of 15.9 million tonnes in 2012. In 2012 EVRAZ sold 15.2 million tonnes of steel products. A significant portion of the company’s internal consumption of iron ore and coking coal is covered by its mining operations. The company’s consolidated revenues for the year ended 31 December 2012 were US$14,726 million, and consolidated EBITDA amounted to US$2,012 million.
EVRAZ Stratcor’s plant in Hot Springs, Ark., U.S.A., is a leading producer of extremely high-purity vanadium oxide which is converted to high-quality vanadium-aluminum; vanadium chemicals, catalysts, and electrolytes; and ferrovanadium used by the titanium, chemical, gas processing, storage battery, and steel industries. EVRAZ Stratcor’s sales office is located in Chicago, Ill.