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Yury Zinchenko appointed Metinvest’s Pipe Plant General Director

14 April 2011 // Press service Metinvest

Yury Zinchenko, earlier holding the position of Interim General Director of Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant of Metinvest Group, has been appointed as the General Director of the enterprise.

Yury Zinchenko possesses a vast practical experience in the steel industry. Starting 1997, he worked at Azovstal Iron and Steel Works, where he grew from blast-furnace forehearth operator position to the Head of the Technical Department. In April 2009, Yury Zinchenko was appointed as the Chief Engineer of Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant, and starting September 2010 – Interim General Director of the enterprise.

For the period of his appointment as the Interim General Director of Khartsyzsk Pipe, within the frames of the large scale modernization, reconstruction and equipment upgrade programme implementation, covering all Metinvest’s steelmaking enterprises, Khartsyzsk Pipe continued implementation of the production modernization and existing equipment reconstruction projects, products quality control based on the world standards.

Yury Zinchenko possesses two higher education degrees: in Ferrous Metallurgy and Foreign Economics.

“Appointment of Yury Zinchenko to the position of the General Director represents consistent progress of our continuous improvements, reconstruction and production capacity modernization programme of Metinvest aimed at successful realization of the plant’s and the whole Group development strategy. Yury Zinchenko has proven to be an experienced manager, whose efforts continuously facilitate Khartsyzsk Pipe to achieve its production expansion objectives, serious orders delivery and financial performance improvement, noted Aleksandr Pogozhev, Director fo Metinvest’s Steel and Rolled Products Division.

Editorial notice:

PJSC Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant is the largest enterprise in CIS manufacturing large diameter longitudinal seam SAW pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with corrosion-resistant exterior and interior or flow coating for oil and gas pipelines, Plant facilities allow to manufacture more than 1,3 mln, t of pipes per year including 665 thou t of coated pipes. Integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001 and GOST R ISO 9001 create its foundation, Products are certified according to API, EN Standards and in national system UkrSEPRO, PJSC Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant is a part of Steel and Rolled Products Division of Metinvest Group.

Metinvest is an international vertically integrated mining and steel group of companies, operating assets in each link of the production chain from iron ore and coal mining and coke production, through to semi-finished and finished steel production, pipe rolling and coil production and production of other value-added products. The Group comprises mining and steel production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. The major shareholders of Metinvest are SCM Group (75% ownership) and Smart-Holding (25% ownership) partnering in Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC – is the managing company of Metinvest Group.