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STEELMAKER GERDAU SHUFFLES TOP LEADERS

Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau is shuffling top management of its Tampa-based operations.

Guilherme Gerdau Johannpeter, currently president of Gerdau Long Steel North America, is being promoted to executive vice president and will join Gerdau's executive committee. Johannpeter is moving from Tampa to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for his new role, which puts him in charge of the company's special steel business division in Brazil, Europe, North America and India.

Taking his place as president of the Tampa business division is Peter Campo, who is now vice president of supply chain for Gerdau Long Steel North America. Campo, 51, joined Gerdau in 2008 after holding several positions at General Electric.

The company, formerly known here as Gerdau Ameristeel, has about 400 employees in Tampa. About 9,000 of its 45,000 employees worldwide work for the North America long steel unit which reports to Tampa.

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