May 22, 2009 – Evraz Group (LSE: EVR) ("Evraz") announced an appointment of Mr. Zbynek Kvapik as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Evraz Vitkovice Steel, Evraz’s subsidiary in Czech Republic.
Mr. Kvapik graduated from the Ostrava Technical University with a degree in Metallurgy and Material Engineering. After joining the Vitkovice plant in 1983 Zbynek Kvapik held various engineering and managerial positions through to 2001 when he was appointed Managing Director and Member of the Board of Vítkovice Steel (Evraz Vitkovice Steel since 2007).
In his new role Zbynek Kvapik succeeds Mr. Vladimir Bail who tendered his resignation as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Evraz Vitkovice Steel with effective date of 21 May 2009.
Alexander Frolov, Evraz CEO, said, “I would like to thank Vladimir Bail for his tremendous contribution to Evraz and welcome Zbynek Kvapik on board. His extensive knowledge of Vitkovice operations and exceptional technical and management expertise will help Evraz Vitkovice Steel to further strengthen its position as one of the top steel producers in Europe”.