March 31, 2010

Laptawee Senavonge named president of Tata Steel (Thailand)

Laptawee Senavonge
Tata Steel (Thailand) announced the appointment of Laptawee Senavonge to the position of president of Tata Steel (Thailand), with effect from April 1, 2010. Based at Tata Steel (Thailand)’s headquarters in Bangkok, Mr Senavonge succeeds Santi Charnkolrawee, who will retire at the beginning of April.
 
Mr Charnkolrawee’s leadership skills, vision and expertise in the steel industry has helped Tata Steel (Thailand) achieve significant goals and objectives. After his retirement, Mr Charnkolrawee will become an advisor to the chairman of the board of directors.
 
Since joining Tata Steel (Thailand) in 2004, Mr Senavonge has held several important positions in manufacturing and management, including managing director of The Siam Construction Steel and director of NTS Steel Group Plc, and chief operating officer of Tata Steel (Thailand).
 
“We produce high-quality steels for both the international and local Thai markets, and I intend to maintain and develop the products and services of Tata Steel (Thailand) to the highest international standards or regulations,” said Mr Senavonge. “I look forward to the challenge of developing new products to serve both our domestic and international customers’ needs.”
 
Mr Charnkolrawee said: “My five years of working for Tata Steel (Thailand) has been an invaluable and very precious time in my life. We all worked together to reach our goal of making Tata Steel (Thailand) the largest long steel manufacturer in the country. The company is in great hands with Mr Laptawee and I am completely confident that it will continue to achieve sustained growth and become even stronger.”

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