Andrew is a results-driven Management Executive with multi-faceted manufacturing experience. He possesses strong general management qualifications in strategic planning, manufacturing production scheduling and control, inventory materials management, project development and management, budgeting/finance, human resources and capital improvement. Andrew is particularly skilled in change management in both manufacturing environment and support.
Andrew initiated the replacement of aging technology while acting as Vice President at Dofasco (ArcelorMittal), #1 BOF shop at Dofasco with a state art EAF and caster in 15 months which resulted in self-reliance in slabs and $100 million annually in cost savings. He initiated strategic assessment of finishing facilities and developed/executed a plan to replace and consolidate equipment, which resulted in improved quality and costs. Andrew allowed Dofasco to retain premier automotive position in the industry. Andrew was able to achieve a cash neutral position despite poor demand and rapid collapse of market pricing, as well as cost control, which reduced potential loss by $ 400 million. Before retiring he was the CEO of ArcelorMittal USA, where he lived in Chicago and all over the US for 8 years. Andrew now sits on several boards guiding and helping these companies reach their maximum potential. Andrew resides in Grimsby, with his wife Jillian; he has three children and 5 grandchildren.