New member joins AK Steel board of directors

24 December 2015

A General Cable Corp. executive has joined the board of AK Steel, the Butler County steelmaker announced Tuesday.
Gregory Kenny was elected to the Fortune 500 company’s Board of Directors effective Jan. 1.

Currently, Kenny serves as an advisor to the chief executive officer and the board of directors of General Cable. He retired as president and CEO of General Cable on June 30 this year, after serving in those roles since Aug. 2001, according to information provided by AK Steel.

Kenny had also served as a member of the board of General Cable since 1997. Prior to that, he was president and chief operating officer of General Cable from May 1999 to Aug. 2001.

“Greg has extensive leadership experience in the manufacturing sector, which will be very beneficial to AK Steel,” said James Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel, in a written statement.

Kenny holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University, a master of business administration from The George Washington University, and a master of public administration from Harvard University.

West Chester Twp.-based AK Steel Holding Corp. employs approximately 2,400 full-time workers in Butler County between headquarter operations and the Middletown Works steel plant.

Altogether, AK Steel operates eight steel plants. Presently, facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia employ more than 8,000 altogether and produce flat-rolled carbon, electrical and stainless steels used by the automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets.