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Testimonials of current Management Associates.

Micah Hastings
Management Associate
Cartersville Mill

Micah joined the Gerdau Long Steel North America Management Associate Program upon graduation from Southern Polytechnic University in May 2007. With an electrical engineering degree in hand, Hastings was a perfect fit for the Cartersville MAP position.

Micah began in the Melt Shop and then spent five months in the management systems area working on GAP calculations, measuring the mills performance against global benchmarks, and doing some software programming. He even extended his rotation in the Management Systems Group in order to complete a program for the Electrical Arc Furnace (EAF).

“Through the MA program, I’ve gotten to meet and work with a lot of different people,” he said. “You do your best everyday and hope to impress people in different departments. In the end, hopefully people will want to bring you into their department.”

“I’ve had really good mentors and teachers here. Everyone is willing to share information, which makes things much easier. It’s a very relaxed environment, which helps people get more work done. There are a lot of talented people and everyone helps each other. If I can’t figure something out on a project, there are always other people to help.”

Adrienne Hasan
Management Associate
Whitby Recycling

Adrienne joined Gerdau Long Steel North America in November 2007 as the second recycling MAP and has already spent time at several of Gerdau Long Steel North America’s recycling facilities throughout Ontario, including Cambridge, Cornwall, London, Oshawa, Toronto and Whitby, as well as Buffalo, NY.

Adrienne graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in business management organization, specializing in human resources.

“The MA program has given me the opportunity to see a lot of facets within Gerdau Long Steel North America, while traveling to different locations and meeting new people. The program gets you involved in the inner-workings of the company. I have learned a lot and can’t wait to see what is to come in the next year or so.”

“I never thought the market study skills I learned in school would come back to haunt me,” jokes Adrienne, who explained her most recent project, a market study analysis of the mills’ regional competition. “It was actually a very interesting project, and I was able to visit our two new mills in Michigan.”

Hasan, who recently joined the Association of Women in the Metal Industry (AWMI), says she enjoys each day. “I’m impressed with a company that is willing to invest two years of training in a person. That really reflects well on the values of Gerdau Long Steel North America.”


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