JSW STEEL’S EXECUTIVE TEAM
John Hritz: President, Chief Executive Officer
With more than 40 years in steel and heavy industry, Hritz
has a distinguished track record of improving the P&L of
complex public and private entities, as well as significant
Prior to becoming part of the JSW Steel team, he worked with and/
or restructured multiple companies (including but not limited to) SAS
STRESSTEEL, MMI Development, MISA Metals, SENTRINEX, Ltd., AK
Steel Corp, ARMCO Steel Company, Commercial Intertech, CUNO, Inc.
and U.S. Steel.
Henry Rossi: Chief Operating Officer, Technical Advisor
Rossi also has over 40 years of extensive hands-on experience in the industry.
Since 1974, he’s held numerous positions in the industry, including various roles
within management at US Steel, Plant Manager at Armco/AK Steel, and Vice
President of CitiSteel and GST Industries. He has played a key role in turning around
numerous companies, most recently JSW Baytown Works.
Ron Witzig: Director of Plate Operations
Witzig has over 40 years of experience in the industry in engineering, maintenance and
operations in steel making and hot rolling in both long products and discrete plate. Witzig
has worked for Keystone Steel and Wire, Co-Steel, International Steel Group, LeTourneau
Technologies and JSW in various management roles from Operations Manager, General Manager,
Director, Plant Manager, Vice President as well as various other management roles. He specializes
in turnarounds by reducing costs and improving profitability.
Wesley Hendricks: Director of Pipe Operations
Hendricks has over 25 years of combined experience in the fabrication and manufacturing of large
diameter straight and spiral seam pipe for oil, gas, water and construction markets. In addition, he has run
a steel stamping plant for the automotive, appliance and HVAC markets. Throughout his career, Hendricks has
served in operations, maintenance, engineering, product development and quality management. He is a U.S.
Army combat veteran with the 101st Airborne/Air-Assault Division.