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SANGRAF International Adds International Technical Service Manager

9/25/2013 - SANGRAF International, a manufacturer of premium graphite electrodes to the EAF steel industry, has added a steel industry and graphite industry veteran to its technical support team. Darren Fribence joins SANGRAF as international technical service manager responsible for supporting the global efforts of SANGRAF International’s graphite electrode sales network.
Darren will work with customers to analyze EAF furnace performance and make tactical recommendations to achieve customer specific goals including improving productivity and reducing energy consumption. The addition of Darren Fribence underscores SANGRAF Internationals commitment to providing the value added services modern EAF producers demand.
Darren Fribence said, ” Optimizing performance and reduction of overall cost of production are two of the major drivers for EAF operations.”
SANGRAF International is growing with an experienced team and innovative solutions to meet the premium electrode needs of the global EAF steel industry. The team of industry professionals is headed by steel industry veteran Jamie Hansen.
Jamie Hansen, CEO, said, “SANGRAF is putting together a team with the experience to assist our customers with total process optimization and premium UHP graphite electrodes. Our performance is proven in melt shops around the globe.”

SANGRAF International, Inc. is a fully integrated manufacturer of premium graphite electrodes for the EAF steel industry in the Americas and globally. SANGRAF International provides supply chain solutions, local warehousing and a dedicated service team to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, premium UHP and HP electrodes for electric arc furnaces and other demanding operations.
SANGRAF International is centrally located to service the steel industry in the Americas. It is headquartered in Independence, Ohio, a southern suburb of Cleveland, with offices and manufacturing in major steel producing areas of the world.