History - 2009 SpeakerMichael G. Rippey
President & CEO
Michael G. Rippey was elected in August 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mittal Steel USA, now ArcelorMittal USA. Previously, he had been the company’s Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, since April 2005, with direct responsibility for all sales and marketing of light flat-rolled and plate products.
Rippey had been Executive Vice President, Commercial, and Chief Financial Officer, at Ispat Inland Inc., a predecessor company, since January 2004 and has been an officer of the company since June 1998. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with responsibilities for sales, finance, human resources, law and purchasing.
Rippey joined Inland Steel Co. in 1984 and had a career of increasingly responsible assignments within the finance organizations at Inland Steel Co. and its former parent company, Inland Steel Industries. The company became Ispat Inland Inc. after its purchase by Ispat International N.V. in 1998, became Mittal Steel USA in April 2005, and ArcelorMittal USA with the parent company’s purchase of Arcelor in July 2006.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University, Bloomington; a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Loyola University, Chicago; and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.