West Chester, Ohio – AK Steel has announced that the former CEO of General Cable Corporation has been named to its board of directors.
Greg B. Kenny will join the board effective Jan. 1, 2016. Kenny retired from General Cable in June.
General Cable Corporation, based in Highland Heights, Ky., is a leading wire and cable manufacturer and distributor.
“Greg is a fantastic addition to our Board of Directors,” said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. “Greg has extensive leadership experience in the manufacturing sector, which will be very beneficial to AK Steel. We look forward to his many contributions to AK Steel in the years ahead.”
Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company employs approximately 8,000 men and women at eight steel plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across six states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Additional information about AK Steel is available at www.aksteel.com.
In October, AK Steel announced that the company was idling its blast furnace in Ashland, Ky., and laying off 800 employees.