AK Steel Names Lisa A. Vensel General Manager For Global Electrical Steel Sales

Jan 22, 2010, 16:00 ET from AK Steel

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) today announced that Lisa A. Vensel has been named general manager of electrical steel sales, effective on February 1, 2010.  Ms. Vensel will be responsible for AK Steel's global sales of its electrical steel products.

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"This new position reflects AK Steel's ongoing commitment of exceptional service to our customers to help meet the growing need for new and more efficient electrical power in the U.S. and around the world," said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel. "Lisa brings a strong professional background of technical and customer service experience to the position and we are very pleased that she will lead our electrical steel sales efforts."

AK Steel is one of the largest producers in the world of silicon-alloy electrical steels and is the leading producer of the high performance grain-oriented grades.  Electrical steels are used in the manufacture of energy-efficient power generation and distribution transformers as well as high-efficiency electric motors.

Ms. Vensel joined the company in 1986 and served in several engineering assignments at the Butler (PA) Works.  She progressed through a number of electrical steel production and quality positions before advancing to product metallurgy and quality analysis manager in 2004.  In 2008, she was named general manager of manufacturing planning for AK Steel.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics / Computer Science from Westminster College (PA) and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

About AK Steel

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, appliance, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  The company employs about 6,200 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville, Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio.  Additional information about AK Steel is available on the company's web site at www.aksteel.com.

AK Tube LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana.  AK Tube produces carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products for truck, automotive and other markets.  Additional information about AK Tube LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com.