Lawrence F. Zizzo Named Vice President, Human Resources of AK Steel


Middletown, OH, January 26, 2004—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that Lawrence F. Zizzo has been named vice president, human resources.  Mr. Zizzo has twenty-five years of human resources experience in the steel industry.  He was previously vice president, human resources at National Steel Corporation.

“Larry Zizzo brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of human resources to AK Steel,” said James L. Wainscott, president and chief executive officer of AK Steel.  “He is an outstanding professional and a welcome addition to the AK Steel executive management team.”

Mr. Zizzo joined National Steel in 1978 as labor relations supervisor.  He progressed through several division-level personnel positions and was named corporate manager, training and development in 1986 at the company’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquarters.  He advanced to manager, employee relations and development at the company’s Detroit location in 1988, director, human resources in Detroit in 1991, and regional director, human resources in Detroit and Portage, Indiana in 1999.  In 2000, he was named vice president, human resources for National Steel, headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he had responsibility for the full scope of human resources functions for the company’s facilities in four states. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and psychology and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice, both from Youngstown State University. 

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets, as well as tubular steel products.  The company has plants and offices in Middletown, Coshocton, Mansfield, Walbridge and Zanesville, Ohio; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport and Columbus, Indiana; and Butler, Pennsylvania.  In addition, the company produces snow and ice control products and operates an industrial park on the Houston, Texas ship channel.