Tata Steel has extended its membership of EEMUA from just the UK strip-steel hub to include all of its manufacturing and related operations Europe-wide.
EEMUA chief executive, Clive Tayler, commented: "Since joining the Association, Tata Steel has been an active contributor to EEMUA's work programmes and we certainly welcome their closer involvement with the Association on an international level."
Kevin Peacock, Tata Steel Europe's Group Asset Integrity Engineer, commented about the development, "We are adopting a one-company approach, wherein all the businesses (that are now part of the organisation) are also part of the same thought process and follow the same procedures, practices and standards. EEMUA is very much a part of this approach."
Tata Steel Europe's parent, Tata Steel, is one of the world's top ten steel producers with an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents.
It is announced that Dr Stefan Kukula, EEMUA's Technical Director, will succeed Clive Tayler as the Association's Chief Executive on 1 May 2014.
Clive Tayler will continue to lead EEMUA in the role until the handover on 1 May, whereupon he will stand down but remain on the Board in an advisory capacity until the summer of this year.
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