Thomas Bünger becomes CEO of ArcelorMittal Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt
by David Fleschen
Thomas Bünger will succeed Reiner Blaschek as CEO of the ArcelorMittal Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt plants on 1 February 2024 and will thus be responsible for the Germany cluster at ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products. Blaschek will take on new responsibilities within the Group as CEO for the entire European flat steel business, also from 1 February 2024, as the company announced in October. The decision on this will be taken at the Supervisory Board meetings in Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt at the beginning of December 2023. Reiner Blaschek will take over the role of Chairman of the Management Board of ArcelorMittal Germany Holding at a later date.
"The new role at ArcelorMittal at the Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt sites comes at an eventful time. Decarbonisation and digitalisation of steel production are major and important topics for the future. I am looking forward to tackling the tasks with my colleagues at the plants and I am confident that we will be successful together," comments Thomas Bünger.
The senior manager was most recently CEO of the London-based tin mining development company First Tin. Prior to this, Bünger held several important positions at Aurubis in Hamburg, where he was responsible for operations and technology as a member of the Executive Board. At the beginning of his career in 1996, Mr Bünger worked in research and development at Freiberger Compound Materials in Germany.
Thomas Bünger studied at the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, and at the Institute for Non-Ferrous Metallurgy and High-Purity Materials at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. While working, he later completed a doctorate in non-ferrous metallurgy at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
Source and Photo: ArcelorMittal Germany