MONTREAL, March 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre Lapointe is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P., effective March 1st, 2015. He also becomes Head of the Management Committee of ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P. Pierre reports to Kleber Silva, Executive Vice President of ArcelorMittal and Global Head of Iron Ore.
Pierre joined ArcelorMittal in 2012 as General Manager, Head of Operational Excellence for ArcelorMittal Mining Canada and was until recently Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Lapointe has more than 20 years of experience in the aluminium and mining industries, from the start up of new operations to their integrated management. Over the years, he has held various positions in operations management and operational excellence. Beginning in 2006, as Manager, Centre of Excellence, he structured the sharing of best management and operations practices for all of Alcoa Primary Metal's worldwide sites. In 2008, Pierre became General Manager of the Deschambault Smelter, Quebec, seat of Alcoa Primary Metal's Centre of Excellence. In 2010, he was named President and CEO of Becancour Smelter, a joint-venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto Alcan.
Pierre holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Sherbrooke and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the same university.
About ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. and ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P.
ArcelorMittal Mining Canada GP is one of Canada's largest iron ore concentrate and iron oxide pellets suppliers for the global steel market. Recognized for the excellence of its products, the Company operates two open pit mines in northern Quebec, one in Mont-Wright, the other at Fire Lake, and a pellet plant at Port-Cartier, on the northern coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 600 kilometers downstream from Quebec.
ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P. operates a private 420 km railway to transport to Port-Cartier, the iron ore concentrate produced at Mont-Wright. It also has port facilities to handle and ship products for ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.
Building on the immense talent of their employees, the two units produce, haul and ship nearly 26 million tonnes of iron ore products per year while subscribing to the principles of sustainable development and. They are owned 85% by ArcelorMittal, the world's number one steel company, and 15% by Posco/China Steel Corporation. For more information, visit the Web site at www.transformerlavenir.com.
SOURCE ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.
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