ArcelorMittal USA leadership


This segment provides operational leadership and coordination for ArcelorMittal’s operations in the United States, with the exception of AM/NS Calvert, tailored blanks and tubular facilities. The following individuals report to John Brett, president and CEO, ArcelorMittal USA. Mr. Brett reports directly to Mr. Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal.

John Brett serves as vice president of ArcelorMittal, and president and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA. He has oversight of 16 facilities in nine states, including mines, integrated steelmaking facilities and finishing mills capable of producing light flat-rolled and plate products. ArcelorMittal USA operations under his direction employ more than 15,000 people and serve as a vital component of the company’s global footprint. John reports directly to Mr. Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal.

Prior to assuming the role of CEO in 2016, John served as executive vice president of finance, planning and procurement for ArcelorMittal USA. In this capacity, he had responsibility for the planning, directing, managing and controlling of the U.S. business’s financial, purchasing and supply chain management activities.

John joined predecessor company Inland Steel Company in 1988 as an associate accountant and has held various leadership positions in accounting, finance and supply chain management. He is a magna cum laude graduate of DePauw University, majoring in economics. He also earned an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.
Alan J. Barsophy was appointed chief technology officer in March 2016. He previously served as senior director, operations for ArcelorMittal USA since 2007. 

Al joined the predecessor company, Bethlehem Steel, in 1970 at Burns Harbor. He has extensive experience in operating, quality, technology and plant general management at both the Burns Harbor and Sparrows Point Plants. 

He has a bachelor of science degree with honors in engineering mechanics from Penn State University and a master of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.
John Battisti serves as the chief operating officer, plate. In this role he oversees the ArcelorMittal USA plate operations in Burns Harbor and Gary, Indiana along with the Coatesville and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania facilities.

John recently held the position of division manager of the 110” & 160” plate mills at the Burns Harbor facility in which he was responsible for the day to day operation of these two plate rolling operations. Prior to his return to the plate mill in 2007, John held various operating manager positions in the finishing and hot mill divisions at Burns Harbor.

John began his career in 1978 with the predecessor company, Bethlehem Steel, at the Burns Harbor facility in the steelmaking metallurgical department. He has worked in various positions of increasing responsibility in the metallurgical, quality assurance and operating departments. He has a bachelor of science degree in metallurgy and materials science from Lehigh University.

Richard (Rick) Campoli was appointed controller for ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon in December 2016. In this role, he is responsible for accounting and finance matters including external and internal managerial reporting, plant and operations accounting matters, shared service accounting, and state and local tax matters. He reports to Neil Kohlberg, vice president, finance and procurement for ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon. 

Rick joined I/N Tek in November 1990 as an assistant to the controller. He held various positions of increasing responsibility within I/N Tek and I/N Kote as controller and manager of procurement and materials. Since October 2007, he served as controller for ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor.

Prior to joining ArcelorMittal, Rick had experiences in the area of SEC reporting, internal audit, tax, economic analysis and mergers and acquisitions with IC Industries and Allied Signal. He also had corporate and division controller experiences with Uniroyal.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from Indiana University. Additionally, he is a CPA and completed a post-graduate program at the University of Notre Dame in executive management.

Wendell Carter serves as vice president and general manager, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor. In this role, he manages ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor and oversees the company’s I/N Tek and I/N Kote, Riverdale and Minorca Mine operations.

Indiana Harbor in East Chicago, Indiana, is one of the largest steelmaking complexes in the world and employs approximately 5,000 people. The steelmaking operations produce flat carbon steel for demanding applications used by automotive, appliance, energy and other markets.

Wendell has spent his entire career at Indiana Harbor, joining the company in 1983 at a metallurgical engineer. He has been a valued member of the Indiana Harbor senior leadership team since 2001 when Wendell became division manager of the No. 7 blast furnace, the largest blast furnace operation in North America. In 2008, he was appointed director of facility optimization and later promoted to director of quality. 

Wendell has a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Indiana University. He is a member of the board of directors of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST).
Mary Lynn Gargas-South serves as director, human resources for ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon. In this role, she is responsible for recruiting and hiring, salaried compensation, employee and leadership development, as well as employee benefits.

Mary Lynn has more than 30 years of experience in the steel industry. She began her career as a project engineer in operating technology at predecessor company Inland Steel. She has progressed through assignments of increasing responsibility in quality, operations, and supply chain management. Mary Lynn was formerly the senior division manager, supply chain management for ArcelorMittal flat carbon facilities in the western United States and had oversight for the planning, scheduling, external processing and logistics.

Mary Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. 

Curt was appointed vice president of procurement for ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon in January 2017. In this role, Curt has responsibility for all USA procurement activities, including raw materials, refractories, CAPEX and MRO, industrial products, energy, and scrap and contract administration. He reports to Neil Kohlberg, vice president, finance and procurement for ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon. 

Curt joined the predecessor Inland Steel Company in 1987 as an associate analyst in planning and development. He held various positions of increasing responsibility within finance as a manager of cost accounting operations and controller at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, as well as purchasing manager for MRO and capital. Since 2015, he served as chief administrative officer for AM/NS Calvert. 

Curt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University Northwest and an MBA from Purdue University Calumet. 

Eric Hauge has served as vice president and general manager of ArcelorMittal Cleveland since June 2011. He is responsible for operations at the Cleveland facility, which is a fully integrated steelmaking plant capable of producing 3.8 million tons of raw steel annually and is recognized as the most productive integrated mill in the world, producing one ton of steel for slightly more than one worker hour. Employing about 1,800 employees, ArcelorMittal Cleveland primarily serves the automotive, appliance, service center, construction, and converter markets and is a leader in producing new advanced high strength steels.

Eric has more than 35 years of experience in the steel industry, most of which has been at the Cleveland facility. In 1975, he joined what is today the ArcelorMittal Group and has since held various positions of increasing leadership. Prior to becoming vice president and general manager of ArcelorMittal Cleveland, he was the division manager of the facility’s iron producing division where he earned well-deserved recognition within the industry and the ArcelorMittal Group as an expert in blast furnace operations.

Eric holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Cleveland State University and attended the University of Michigan Executive Program.

He is engaged in several industry and civic initiatives. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Steel Council and is a past president of the Eastern State Blast Furnace and Coke Oven Association. He has committed to serve as a founding board member for the new Friends of Max Hayes High School nonprofit organization.

Keith Howell is the chief operating officer of ArcelorMittal USA. He reports directly to John Brett, chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal USA. 

Keith started his steel career in 1987 at U.S. Steel in quality assurance and steelmaking.  He went on to become an area manager in casting and shipping before joining AK Steel in 1997 as manager of steelmaking. He subsequently served as manager of the aluminized and cold strip departments. He advanced to general manager, and in 2009 was promoted to director of engineering and raw materials. In 2010 he was named vice president of carbon steel operations and then vice president of operations in 2012. In his last role at AK Steel, he served as the senior vice president of operations. Keith joined ArcelorMittal on June 13, 2016. 

Keith currently serves as an executive director of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA degree from the Ohio State University.

Neil Kohlberg serves as vice president, finance and procurement for ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon. In this role, he has responsibility for the planning, directing, managing and controlling of the company’s financial, purchasing and strategic planning activities in the United States.

Neil previously served as director, strategic planning and was responsible for developing the five-year strategic plan for ArcelorMittal USA. He also provided strategic and financial analyses to support key decisions for procurement, labor relations, sales and marketing, operations and engineering. Neil joined ArcelorMittal in 2006, working in the procurement department with responsibility for maintenance, repair and operations.

Prior to ArcelorMittal, Neil worked as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group focusing on industrial goods clients and as an engineer in automotive component manufacturing.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics, a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University. He also earned an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management.

Paul Liebenson serves as general counsel of ArcelorMittal USA and regional general counsel and chief compliance officer of ArcelorMittal North America. 

Before joining ArcelorMittal in August 2009, Paul worked for several leading companies including: Tellabs, Inc. as assistant general counsel; Motorola as vice president in the company’s law department; and Motorola Nortel Communications, a joint venture between Motorola and Nortel, where he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary. Paul also served as a partner in the corporate department of Winston & Strawn.

Paul began his legal career as the executive director of the Inter-American Legal Services Association in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit corporation that promoted legal services for low-income groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

He received a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, a Master of Arts from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.  

John D. Mengel serves as vice president and general manager, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor. In this capacity, John is responsible for the operations of the Burns Harbor and Columbus facilities.  

John joined the predecessor company, Bethlehem Steel, in 1976 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility within Burns Harbor and plate operations. His previous position was chief operating officer, plate operations, ArcelorMittal USA.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Penn State University.
Gary Mohr serves as vice president, supply chain management for ArcelorMittal’s flat carbon operations in the United States. In this role, he is responsible for working closely with various departments, including commercial and operations, to coordinate supply chain management plans that meet market demand and optimize the utilization of U.S. facilities. Embedded in such planning is the critical management of logistics and steel inventories that includes minimizing cost, maximizing utility, maintaining material process flows and fulfillment of commercial inventory targets to meet customer requirements.      

Gary has been in the steel industry for more than 40 years and has experience in operations, sales and marketing, customer service, purchasing, logistics and systems development. These diverse assignments have spanned four different steel plants and a steel service center, along with a few assignments at the corporate office level.

Gary has a degree in marketing from Youngstown State University. 
Dan Mull
Daniel G. Mull serves as executive vice president, sales and marketing, ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon. In this role, he oversees sales and marketing functions for light flat-rolled and plate products serving the construction, energy, appliance and machinery markets. He has served in this role since September 2006 and previously was vice president, marketing. ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon is a vital component of the company’s global footprint, comprised of 15 facilities in nine states and employing more than 16,000.

Prior to joining ArcelorMittal predecessor company Ispat Inland Inc. in 2003, Dan held various management positions, including chief commercial officer, during a 30-year career at Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Throughout his career, Dan has gained extensive experience in serving most steel consuming industries including automotive, construction, appliance and energy. In addition, his career included time in the oil field distribution business and developing supply chain relationships with steel processors and service centers.

Dan graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Keith Nagel has served as the director of environmental affairs and real estate for ArcelorMittal since 2005, responsible for environmental programs and strategies within the USA. He is also responsible for ArcelorMittal real estate activities, including the management of a portfolio of both brownfield and greenfield properties and other holdings.

Keith has more than 30 years of experience in the steel and environmental arena. From 2002 to 2005, he was manager of environmental affairs, safety and health for ArcelorMittal predecessor company International Steel Group (ISG). He was one of the original acquisition team members in the inception and growth of ISG toward becoming North America’s largest integrated steel company. Keith was directly involved in ISG’s acquisitions of LTV Steel, Acme Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Weirton and Georgetown Steel, and the subsequent merger with Mittal Steel, now ArcelorMittal.

In addition to his direct involvement with acquisitions, Keith also served as ISG’s general manager for two wholly-owned subsidiary companies managing brownfield properties, Pristine Resources and Tecumseh Redevelopment.

Prior to ISG, he was employed with predecessor integrated steel company LTV Steel where he served as a corporate environmental manager from 1999 to 2002 and held various senior environmental engineering positions from 1992 to 2000. Keith began his environmental career in the metals industry at J&L Steel Pittsburgh Works in 1981.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. 

As vice president, labor relations for ArcelorMittal USA, Patrick (Pat) Parker serves as the company's chief negotiator and advocate for all flat carbon production and mining operations within the United States. His primary roles include contract negotiation and advocacy, advising senior management and field labor relations managers, and interpreting and administering collective bargaining agreements. Patrick also provides advice and counsel to senior management in all areas of labor law and is responsible for continuing the development of the labor relations organization within the United States.

Patrick joined ArcelorMittal predecessor company Inland Steel in 1987 as a labor relations representative and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the labor relations department. In his previous role as division manager, labor relations, Patrick was an integral member of the company’s negotiating team in 2008 and 2012.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University Calumet, a Master of Science in business administration from Indiana University Northwest and a Doctorate of Juris Prudence from DePaul University College of Law.

Stephen (Steve) Thompson serves as director, health and safety. In this capacity, he leads health and safety within Flat Carbon USA operations.

Steve began his steel career in 1988 with predecessor company, LTV Steel and has held various positions of increasing responsibility within health and safety. He has coordinated company-wide safety programs and industrial hygiene compliance. Steve has provided support to plant leadership regarding joint safety and health initiatives, regulatory matters, audits, process integration and effective implementation of serious injury and fatality prevention standards. 

Steve has a bachelor of science degree in industrial health and safety management from Indiana State University and a master’s degree of public health in environmental and occupational health science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Jerry Yothment serves as general manager, information technology for ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon. In this role, he partners with company leadership to define business improvement opportunities through the effective use of technology. He leads a great team of information technology professionals in achieving an improved and sustainable business system environment in the U.S. Jerry engages with IT service providers across the globe on all technical aspects of the company.

Previously, Jerry led the maintenance electrical utilities division at Indiana Harbor where he managed a team of operational and maintenance personnel responsible for steam production, power generation, and utilities distribution systems throughout the vast Indiana Harbor manufacturing facility. Prior to this assignment, he led the process automation department at Indiana Harbor and held various positions in steelmaking operations technology, research, engineering and electrical maintenance.

Jerry earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University Calumet. 

*These individuals have functional oversight for operations outside of ArcelorMittal USA.