New Delhi, 1 December 2016: Dalmia Bharat Group has announced the appointment of Jorge Irusta as Executive Director – Steel Business Unit, under its refractory business. In this role, he will be responsible for growing the market share and revenue of refractory sales in the steel industry, across domestic and international markets.
Jorge brings 28 years of rich experience in refractory sales, manufacturing and technical services focused on the steel segment. He joins Dalmia Bharat from Vesuvius, where he last held the position of Vice President-Flow Control Refractories for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Speaking on the appointment, Sameer Nagpal, CEO-Refractories, Dalmia Bharat Group said, “Refractory demand for steel constitutes over 60 per cent of total refractory demand worldwide and Jorge’s joining is part of our focused approach to grow this segment. With his deep knowledge of application and usage of refractories in the steel industry, we will be able to develop new business opportunities and scale the steel business internationally. His understanding of steel production and expertise in flow control segment will also improve our ability to provide customized solutions to domestic and international steel makers.”
The Refractories business of Dalmia Bharat Group comprises two business units – Steel and Industrial, which offer a wide range of refractory products and services to customers around the world.
About the Refractories business of Dalmia Bharat Group:
Under the OCL brand, the Steel unit represents 70 per cent of the company’s refractories business, while the Industrial unit caters to refractories for Cement, Glass and other Non-Ferrous industries. The refractories business has four manufacturing plants in India, one in China, a Technology Center and sales representatives at strategic locations around the world.