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Managing Director appointed to Forgemasters Steel Limited

28 September 2007

Dr Stephen Price has been appointed as managing director of Sheffield Forgemasters Steel division.

Dr Price (44) brings more than 20 years of experience in the engineering industries to the role and was previously operations director for the steel section of the company.

His role includes the overseeing of 132 staff and investing in innovative technologies to refine and diversify the steel division's product range, which serves an increasing global market.

He said: "There are some excellent challenges in this role and I have total faith in the ability of this company to be the best in its field.

"I am committed to furthering the growth of Sheffield Forgemasters Steel as a market leader in the supply of consistently high quality, high integrity steel for casting and forging applications."

His time at Forgemasters began in 1995 when he took the role of technical manager for the steel and engineering forgings processes.

Before joining SFIL, Dr Price studied for a BSc Hons in Materials Science, followed by a PhD in Fretting Corrosion & Fretting Fatigue at the University of Sunderland between 1985 and 1988, returning to education in 1997 to gain an MBA at the University of Newcastle.