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People: Steel Construction 1/2011

People: Steel Construction 1/2011 People / News Hubo as chief representative of Dillinger Karlheinz Blessing nominated as new Hütte. Dr. Hubo will be responsible for People CEO of Dillinger Hütte corporate strategy and planning, and in this function he will report directly to BCSA announces retirement of Director the Chief Executive Officer Dr. Karl- General, Dr Derek Tordoff heinz Blessing. Dr. Hubo has been em- ployed at Dillinger Hütte since 1990. The British Constructional Steelwork He was the Head of the Marketing De- Association (BCSA) has announced partment from 1994 to 2006, and most that Director General Dr Derek Tordoff recently has been responsible for the is to retire after 35 years with the Asso- Metallurgical Department of the com- ciation, 27 of them in a leading posi- pany. tion. Dr. Günter Luxenburger will continue Dr Tordoff has held the top job at the to act as the Head of the Sales and Mar- BCSA during a dramatically successful keting Department. period for the £ 3,000 M a year UK steel Dr. Karlheinz Blessing nominated construction sector, as it came to domi- as new CEO of Dillinger Hütte nate the market for single and multi storey building frames, become the default option for railway bridges and capture a still growing share of the road bridges market. Dr Tordoff said: “It is time for BCSA to have a new chief executive to lead the drive for further growth and commercial success for the steel construction sector. I will not be leaving until the end of the year and during that time there is much to be done. I therefore expect to be as busy as ever on behalf of BCSA to ensure that the Association continues in good shape and to effect a smooth transition Dr. Ralf Hubo has been appointed as chief to my successor.” representative of Dillinger Hütte by the During Dr Tordoff’s tenure there Supervisory Board of Dillinger Hütte have been a host of developments lead- ing to an improved service for clients The Supervisory Boards of Dillinger Hütte of the sector. Health and safety, for example, has been dramatically im- and the holding DHS – Dillinger Hütte proved by the introduction of several Saarstahl AG nominated Dr. Karlheinz innovative measures, leading to a 60 % Blessing as Chief Executive Officer and reduction in accidents in the last ten member of the Board of Management years. effective February 10, 2011, for a term of The period saw the enthusiastic pro- 5 years. motion by the BCSA of new productivity Dr. Karlheinz Blessing thus succeeds and quality enhancing technology like Dr. Paul Belche, who resigned, and will 3D modelling, and the use of CAD/CAM. be responsible for the commercial divi- sion (Sales) within Dillinger Hütte’s Board Long span beams, curving and bending of Management. of sections, and developments in protec- Dr. Karlheinz Blessing has been a tive coatings and fire engineering have member of the Board of Management also helped make the UK’s steel construc- and the Labor Director of Dillinger Hütte tion sector one of the most successful in as well as a member of the Board of the world. Management of the holding DHS – In recent years, sustainability initiatives Dillinger Hütte Saarstahl since January like the BCSA’s Sustainability Charter and the current Target Zero project in 1994. As from 1 July 2007, he has also support of the government’s carbon re- been a member of the Board of Manage- duction strategy have increasingly come ment of Saarstahl AG. Furthermore, he to the fore. belongs to the management of SHS – Dr Tordoff said: “Perhaps the greatest Stahl-Holding-Saar. He will continue to achievements of the sector during these fill these two functions in the future. years have been the improvement in For an interim period, Dr. Blessing will safety and the increase in our market also maintain his position as Labor Direc- share in multi storey buildings from tor within the Board of Management of Dillinger Hütte and Saarstahl AG until a 30 % to 70 %. It has been an exciting successor is appointed by the supervisory and sometimes challenging time and I boards in the near future. have been proud to have played a part Furthermore, the Supervisory Board in steel construction’s amazing success of Dillinger Hütte has appointed Dr. Ralf story.” Steel Construction 4 (2011), No. 1 49 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

People: Steel Construction 1/2011

Steel Construction: Design and Research , Volume 4 (1) – Mar 1, 2011

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People / News Hubo as chief representative of Dillinger Karlheinz Blessing nominated as new Hütte. Dr. Hubo will be responsible for People CEO of Dillinger Hütte corporate strategy and planning, and in this function he will report directly to BCSA announces retirement of Director the Chief Executive Officer Dr. Karl- General, Dr Derek Tordoff heinz Blessing. Dr. Hubo has been em- ployed at Dillinger Hütte since 1990. The British Constructional Steelwork He was the Head of the Marketing De- Association (BCSA) has announced partment from 1994 to 2006, and most that Director General Dr Derek Tordoff recently has been responsible for the is to retire after 35 years with the Asso- Metallurgical Department of the com- ciation, 27 of them in a leading posi- pany. tion. Dr. Günter Luxenburger will continue Dr Tordoff has held the top job at the to act as the Head of the Sales and Mar- BCSA during a dramatically successful keting Department. period for the £ 3,000 M a year UK steel Dr. Karlheinz Blessing nominated construction sector, as it came to domi- as new CEO of Dillinger Hütte nate the market for single and multi storey building frames, become the default option for railway bridges and capture a still growing share of the road bridges market. Dr Tordoff said: “It is time for BCSA to have a new chief executive to lead the drive for further growth and commercial success for the steel construction sector. I will not be leaving until the end of the year and during that time there is much to be done. I therefore expect to be as busy as ever on behalf of BCSA to ensure that the Association continues in good shape and to effect a smooth transition Dr. Ralf Hubo has been appointed as chief to my successor.” representative of Dillinger Hütte by the During Dr Tordoff’s tenure there Supervisory Board of Dillinger Hütte have been a host of developments lead- ing to an improved service for clients The Supervisory Boards of Dillinger Hütte of the sector. Health and safety, for example, has been dramatically im- and the holding DHS – Dillinger Hütte proved by the introduction of several Saarstahl AG nominated Dr. Karlheinz innovative measures, leading to a 60 % Blessing as Chief Executive Officer and reduction in accidents in the last ten member of the Board of Management years. effective February 10, 2011, for a term of The period saw the enthusiastic pro- 5 years. motion by the BCSA of new productivity Dr. Karlheinz Blessing thus succeeds and quality enhancing technology like Dr. Paul Belche, who resigned, and will 3D modelling, and the use of CAD/CAM. be responsible for the commercial divi- sion (Sales) within Dillinger Hütte’s Board Long span beams, curving and bending of Management. of sections, and developments in protec- Dr. Karlheinz Blessing has been a tive coatings and fire engineering have member of the Board of Management also helped make the UK’s steel construc- and the Labor Director of Dillinger Hütte tion sector one of the most successful in as well as a member of the Board of the world. Management of the holding DHS – In recent years, sustainability initiatives Dillinger Hütte Saarstahl since January like the BCSA’s Sustainability Charter and the current Target Zero project in 1994. As from 1 July 2007, he has also support of the government’s carbon re- been a member of the Board of Manage- duction strategy have increasingly come ment of Saarstahl AG. Furthermore, he to the fore. belongs to the management of SHS – Dr Tordoff said: “Perhaps the greatest Stahl-Holding-Saar. He will continue to achievements of the sector during these fill these two functions in the future. years have been the improvement in For an interim period, Dr. Blessing will safety and the increase in our market also maintain his position as Labor Direc- share in multi storey buildings from tor within the Board of Management of Dillinger Hütte and Saarstahl AG until a 30 % to 70 %. It has been an exciting successor is appointed by the supervisory and sometimes challenging time and I boards in the near future. have been proud to have played a part Furthermore, the Supervisory Board in steel construction’s amazing success of Dillinger Hütte has appointed Dr. Ralf story.” Steel Construction 4 (2011), No. 1 49

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