André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
METALS & MINING INDUSTRY
Mr. André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Gerdau S. A. since January 1, 2007. Mr. Gerdau Johannpeter serves as Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Officers Board at Seiva S.A. - Florestas e Indústrias. He served as Vice President of Gerdau Açominas S.A. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Gerdau Special Steel North America. He served as Group Chief Executive Officer and President of Metalurgica Gerdau S.A. since January 1, 2007 and also serves as its Chairman of the Board. He served as Executive Officer of Seiva S.A. - Florestas e Indústrias. He served as an Executive Vice President of North American operations and Information Technology processes at Gerdau S.A. since 2002 and also served its Chief Operating Officer. He served as Chief executive Officer of Gusap Partners since January 2007 and its Chief Operating Officer and Vice President from August 2004 to March 2006. He became an Executive Officer of Gerdau SA in 1989. He served as Vice President of Metalurgica Gerdau SA. He has been working for the Gerdau Group since 1980. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation from July 26, 2004 to March 2006 and served as its Vice President of Business Development since November 2003. He served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation's Canada Division since October 2002. In 1998, he was appointed Director of Information Systems of Gerdau S.A. and in 1999 became Director of New Business Development of Gerdau S.A. and in 2002 he was appointed Vice President, North American Operations of Gerdau S.A. He has 25 years of experience in the Group and today leads the areas of Marketing and Sales, Raw Materials, Procurement, Logistics, Human Resources and Organizational Development on a global level. He has been Director of Gusap Partners since 2002. He has been a Director of Metalurgica Gerdau S.A. since 2008. He has been Director of Gerdau S.A. since January 2008. He serves as Director of Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc. and Diaco S.A. He has been a Director of Canada Division of Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. since 2003. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Gerdau AmeriSteel US Inc. Mr. Gerdau Johannpeter studied General Business Administration at the University of Toronto (Canada), Marketing in Ashridge (England), and Advanced Management at the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania (United States). He received a degree in Business Management from the Catholic Pontiff University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.