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Henk Reimink

Director - Industry Excellence at World Steel Association

Joined the World Steel Association in November 2008 accountable for activities on Safety and Health, manufacturing processes and systems in the iron and steel industry value chain and Climate Change mitigation techniques and global regulatory overview.

His role prior to joining worldsteel was as Coating manager for New Zealand Steel (part of BlueScope Steel) for 6 years prior to joining worldsteel, roles over the past 30 years covered many engineering, project, operations in hot and cold rolling, metal and organic coating.

He joined the steel industry as a Mechanical Engineer in 1978, and his career has seen him in challenging roles in the industry in engineering, projects, green and brown field capex in New Zealand, South East Asia, Australia and the USA. Linked by operational management roles in cold rolling and metal coating.  For the period (1999 – 2002) he undertook a contract opportunity in Nickel and Cobalt production and a Telecommunications service contract in Australia. He rejoined the steel industry in 2002 as Metal and Organic coating operations manager and as Chief Engineer for the site, including integrating best practice and manufacturing excellence for the site in NZ whilst completing an MBA from the Henley business school in the UK.


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