AK Steel Names Anthony C. Perry to Director of Purchasing Post


Middletown, OH, September 02, 2004—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) AK Steel said it had named Anthony C. Perry to the new post of director of purchasing.  Mr. Perry joined AK Steel in June as manager of cokemaking for the company’s Middletown Works.  In his new post, he will report to John F. Kaloski, vice president, operations, who gains the additional responsibility for the corporation’s purchasing and transportation functions. 

 “Tony Perry is an outstanding addition to the AK Steel management team, and his breadth of steel industry knowledge and experience will serve our company well,” said James. L. Wainscott, president and CEO of AK Steel.  “Tony’s working relationships with the supplier community and his strong leadership skills position him well to lead our purchasing organization and the development of long-term procurement strategies,” Mr. Wainscott said. 

Mr. Perry joined AK Steel following 34 years of service with U.S. Steel Corporation.  In addition to his corporate and plant-level purchasing experience, Mr. Perry has extensive management experience in operations, environmental controls and maintenance.  Mr. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bluefield State College in West Virginia.

Headquartered in Middletown, Ohio, AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets, as well as tubular steel products.